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Melrose Park, Illinois Commemorating its

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INTRODUCTION On the following pages we have endeavored to record a brief and, we hope, a fairly accurate history of the Village of Melrose Park. While the task of gathering and compiling the data has not been easy, it has been interesting and very pleasant. It has brought the writer into friendly contact with many who have interests other than commercial in their home town, as well as with those whose commercial interests have been responsible for the creation and maintenance of the greatest shopping center of all the West Suburban Area.

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We thank all of those whose- cooperation has made the work less arduous, and we sincerely hope that the public will find some item of particular interest between the covers of this publication.

TO OUR PIONEERS The publishers of this Historical Review fully intended to include herein biographies, sketches, pictures and other interesting data of days gone by, but the material we gathered was so volumnous that your publication committee decided that it was of sufficient value to warrant an exclusive

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PIONEER MEMORIAL EDITION and propose to make an exhaustive search for "hidden treasures" and then hope to be able, in the near future, to publish a volume that will be of, by, and for those that "blazed the trail" in order that those that came later could enjoy the privileges the pioneers provided for them.

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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS MELROSE PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE -

1940-1941

Seated, left to right :-Harry Young. Director; George Portes, Chairman of the Board; T. J. Knoble, Vice-President; Ralph Bormann, Treasnrer, and Frank A. Alden, Secretary. Standing, left to right:-Thomas F. McBreen, Director; Dr. R. H. Grunt, Peter Paul Gaddy, Diloector; Judge George Bosco, Director; and Peter DiFrancesca, Director.

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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS MELROSE PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1939-1940

Seated, Left to right:-Frank A. Alden, Secretary; Robert W. Guerine, Vice-President; George Portes, Pre ident; Andrew H. Renzas, Chairman of Board of Directors; R a I p h Bormann, Treasurer. Standing, left to right:-Victor Zanoni, Vincent F. O'Lea.'y, Dr. Raymond H. Grunt, E.dward Royce, Arthm' P. :\Iatters, and Mrs. John Decho, Directol路s.

HISTORY OF THE MELROSE PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE An invitation i extended to aN Business, Professional, Industrial and Civic-minded individuals to join. )Ieetings held twice a month. Office-1806 Lake street. ~Ielrose Park 740. ORGANIZED 1924 The Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1924 with 125 charter mem'bel's. Previous to that time the Melrose Park Busines Men's A ociation, organized in 1912, served the community as its commercial clearing hou e. Mr. Russel R. Essery was the first

President of the Business Men's Association and Edgar Fish first President of the Chamber of Commerce. The following officers have served the Chamber since its organization in 1924:

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Edgar Fish William Collins William Bormann Elmer F. Pflug Thomas McBreen Thomas McBreen Thoma McBreen E. M. Elbert Frank K. Strzyneckl Frank K. Strzynecki Peter Paul Gaddy Thomas McBreen Harry J. Busscher Dr. Nicholas' J. Grunt Andrew H. Renzas George Portes Arthur P. Matters

James Giles Elmer F. Plug Elmer F. Plug Lester Carson E. M. Elbert E. M. Elbert E. M. Elbert Elmer F. Pflug Elmer F. Pflug Elmer F. Pflug Elmer F. Pflug Michael J. Laraia Michael J. Laraia Peter Paul Gaddy Frank A. Alden Frank A. Alden Frank A. Alden

Elmer Pflug James Giles T. J. Knoble Rudolph W. Meyn Lester Carson Lester Carson Elmer F. Pflug Elmer F. Pflug Elmer F. Pflug Joseph Antonello Ralph Bormann Ralph Bormann Ralph Bormann Ralph Bormann Ralph Bormann Ralph Bormann Ralph Bormann


MELROSE PARK BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION BANQUET IN 1914

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The Meh'ose Pa:rk BusiIless !\{cn's Association held a successful banquet in the hall at Fifteenth avenue and Lake sh'eet, the eveniIlg of Janual'y 29, In the pictw'e taken that night will be found many old timers who are still active in community affaiI's in the village and township. Many others pictured above have passed on. How many can you name iII the above llicture? 1914.

This is a pictw'e of the installation banquet held January 29, 1914 when Louis W. Richter was installed as second President of the association. The Melrose Park Business Men's Association was organized in 1912 with Russel R. Essery as its first pl路esident. Louis W. Richter succeeded Mr. Essery. Many in the above picture aI'e still active in one or more of t11e civic, social, commercial, religious or political ol'ganizations in the village while many others have passed on. If you can identify anyone in the picture, please advise the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce so he can include their names in the "Who's \\Tho" in Melrose Pm路k."


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MELROSE PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIAMOND JUBILEE COMMITTEE

Seated, left to right:-Sam Rubin, George Portes, Vincent F. O'LeaQ', Vice-Chairman; Andy Renzas, and Frank Alden, Secretary. Standing, left to right:-Harold Hollcnbeak, Peter Paul Gaddy, Dr. Raymond H. Grunt, Ralph Bormann, TreasUl'er and Joseph LaRocco.

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Introduction of Past Village Presidents .. Paul W. Brust Introduction of Mount Carmel Choir ------------------------------------------ Master of Ceremonies Vocal Number . .... ... . .__. Mount Carmel Choir Address .. ,_ .. . . Judge George Bosco Address ..---------.-------------------------------------------------------------------- Village President Andy Frenzel Presentation of "Queen," Miss Myrtle Kunzmann .. __......... .. Vincent O'Leary Presentation of Court of Hon'lr .. __.. .. Vincent O'Leary 1. Miss Violet Rezba 4. Miss Katherine Branda 2. Miss Jean Molezzi 5. Miss Frances DeAngelis 3. Miss Charlotte Foleno 6. Miss Theresa DeMilio Presentation of Trophy to Queen .._.. ........_....._.... Hon. Andy Frenzel Presentation of Flowers to Court of Honor Beverly Joan Matters, Crown Bearer Pesentation of Flowers to Crown Bearer ........ Myrtle Kunzmann, Queen Presentation of "Uncle Sam's Daughters" .. .. Master of Ceremonies Miss France .. .__________________________________________________ Esther LaBounty Miss Scotland Heatherbell MacPherson Miss Germany .. Marjorie Weiss Miss Italy -------------------------------------------------------..-----------------------------.... Marjorie Bruno ..__ Ruby Whaley Miss Ireland Miss Hungary .... Alice Loos Miss Sweden .. . Betty Swanson Mi,,;::; Lithuania .. Anita Novicki Miss Russia .. .. Betty Strauss Miss Poland ..--------------..--.----..----------------------------------------------..---------- Dolores Kemski Miss Greece .. Betty Jane Karras

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MELROSE PARK-JUBILEE PARADE SUCCESS Tuesday, September 24, 1940, will go down in the history of Melrose Park as the day of the greatest parade eve~' held in any West Suburban town. That there were 7,500 individuals in the parade which was witnessed by more than 35,000 visitors and residents, is the basis of the claim of its being the g~eatest ever. That there were thirteen drum and bugle corps, six bands, innumerable floats, beautifUlly decorated, depicting many historical and other interesting special events is but another reason for its greatness. That industrial organizations without number were well represented with their huge trucks loaded with various products of Melrose Park's industrial institutions is still another reason. That the spirit of "Good Neighbors" was evidenced iby the untold number of public officials from neighboring towns and villages, with their police and fire departments, and their equipment that were in line adds to the reason.The merchants of the greatest shopping centei' of the entire West Suburban area, Broadway in Melrose Park, indicated their cooperation by closing up at 6:00 and getting in line with their floats and cars at 7 o'clock. The drum and bugle corps from thirteen neighboring towns and villages entered their players in competition against each other, and marched from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., furnishing inspiring marching music. Paul Stone, organizer and director of Melrose Park's own band, directed the massed band concert at the reviewing stand after the parade. Several pioneers, including Melrose Park's Grand Old Man, Ferdnand Jeschke, the oldest resident and the father of Melrose Park's first

born boy; R. R. Essery, the father of Broadway, the man who christened this famous shopping district years ago; and Mr. Fish, the first president of the Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce. The Kiwanians, Lions, Eagles, Lithuanian, Italian and other civic and fraternal organizations marched in line with members of the Chamber of Commerce, the public and parochial schools, social and athletic clubs, bands and bugle corps. The Queen and her Court of Honor, flanked on all sides b~ an even dozen of Uncle Sam's Daughters dressed for the occasion in the costumes of their ancestors and riding in state on a float furnished by Peter Paul Gaddy of the Central Realty Co. Grand Marshall Wigglesworth, veteran army officer and a past master as an organizer and .parade leader, ably assisted by Chairman Art Matters, Peter Paul Gaddy and others, accomplished the seemingly impossible, whipping in marching order the 7500 marchers, drum corps, bands, floats, automobiles, trucks and paraders. President Frenzel, Paul "V. Brust, George Partes, Judge Bosco and Art Matters rode in the lead in an open car with village officials, the Jubilee committee and the library board in cars follOWing them. Every side street was packed with parked cars, whose stickers indicated that every town and village for miles around was represented and that cars from many states, other than Illinois was evident from the number of license plates on cars from Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and other nearby states. -From the Melrose Park Times-Leader Thursday, Oct. 2, 1940

MYRTLE KUNZMANN "JUBILEE QUEEN" Miss Myrtle Kunzmann of 1314 North 18th avenue, winner of the "Miss Melrose" popularity contest was crowned "Queen of the Jubilee" by Village President Andy Frenzel in the Melrose theatre. Pretty little Beevrly Joan Matters rendered valuable aid to President Frenzel by serving as the official crown 'bearer to her Majesty the Queen. Manager O'Leary had provided royal quarters for the coronation ceremony on the stage of the theatre where the scenic beauty was put in competition with the natural beauty of the seven maids for whom it was prepared. Following Manager O'Leary's pleasing introduction, President Frel1l':el opened the ceremony with some very timely remarks about contests. He was "cut in front" when he began but turning about, he found himself very much in the throne room where seven beautiful aspirants for the throne anxiously faced him. Out in the auditorium every sea.t was occupied by voters that anxiously awaited the announcement of the result of the vote. All were anxious to know who was the queen to

be. Mr. Frenzel brought his address up to the point of announcing the winner, then cast his eyes over the bevy of American beauties and seemed reluctant to reveal the information contained in the sealed envelope he held. Finally the long awaited moment arrived. The envelope was opened and the "coronator" slowly extracted the ballot that furnished him with the name of the winner. SlOWly and distinctly he read the names and number of votes each contestant received. The final tabulation was as follows: Myrtle Kunzmann, 24,212 votes; Violet Rezba, 23,111 votes; Jean Molezzi, 16,667 votes; Charlotte Foleno, 15,821 votes; Katherine Branda, 15,364; Frances DeAngelis, 3,198 votes; and Theresa DeMilio, 3,125 votes. That the contest aroused intense interest throughout the village was evidenced by the number of votes cast, which was 101,498. Friends of. most of the contestants campaigned hard for their favorite candidate, and first one took a lead and then another, until the final day votes were counted with the results as shown.


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UNCLE SAM'S DAUGHTERS

Uncle Sam's Daughters-Front rOw, It>ft to J'ight-Alice Loos, Miss Hungary; Betty Jane }(arras, Miss Greece; Anita Novita ovicki, MissLithuania; Marjorie .Bruno, Miss Italy; Betty Swanson, Miss Sweden. Second row, left to right-Heatherbell MacPherson, Miss Scotland; Betty Stl'auss, Miss Russia; Dolores J{emski, Miss Poland; Dolores POl'tes, Miss Columbia; Marjorie Weiss, Miss Germany; Rubey 'Vhaley, Miss Il'eland; and Esther LaBounty, Miss France. The ancestors of the e )'oung ladies made liberal contributions to the cause of Libert)'. Freedom and Equality - The)' came fl'om all parts of the globe to join eadier immigrants in building the foundation for the wol'ld's finest democr'ac)'.

Uncle Sam's Daughters, who ~re the 1940 representatives of the builders of America, contributed more, perhaps, toward the patriotic effect of the Jubilee celebration than did any other one feature on the program. These Daughters of America, for purposes of demonstration, were dressed in the costumes of their ancestors who came from every corner of the old world, in days gone by, to join the earlier immigrants in building the foundation of the world's first democracy. They represented historical groups and took the parts in this celebration to emphasize the results of the melting pot that made America great by

merging the great and the small into one composite body of equality. The ancestors of these young ladies made liberal contributions to the cau e of liberty, freedom and equality that they, their children and their children's children for generations to come might live in peace and enjoy the rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness forever. In no other way could such an emphatic demonstration of Americanism be portrayed than in the grouping of actual descendants of former immigrants in the costumes of the lands of their ancestors, but who are now all American and proud of it.


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QUEEN OF THE JUBILEE AND COURT OF HONOR

The Queen and her Court, left to right-Jean l\'Iolezzi, Violet Rezba, l\'Iyl'tle Kunzmann, Queen; CharlottE' Foleuo, Catherine Branda, Frances DeAngelis, and little Beverly Joan l\latter , crown bearer.

About three weeks prior to the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, a "Miss Melrose Contest" was in tigated to select a Queen to reign over the celebration. Votes began to be ca t in great numbers by enthusiastic friends and relatives of the seven entrant. , There a DeMilio, Frances DeAngelis, Charlotte Foleno, Violet Rezba, Myrtle Kunzmann, Katherine Branda, and Jean Molezzi. During the last week of voting, the leading contenders were neck and neck in the race. Bulletins indicating the number of votes each girl received were posted daily until the last tabulation, which remained secret until September 21st, when the coronation took place. The contestants were lined up on the stage of the Melrose theatre, all looking very lovely in their beautiful pastel gowns and corsages. The stage, itself, was transformed into a throne room setting through the courtesy of Vincent

O'Leary, manager of the Melrose theatre, and Amling's who supplied the beautiful flowers. Andy Frenzel, president of the village, acting as Coronator, had everyone quite breathless when he finally opened the sealed envelope containing the final results. The winner,( Myrtle Kunzmann, was assisted to the throne by the runner-up, Violet Rezba, and the other members of her court. Little Beverly Joan Matters, Crown Bearer, entered carrying the royal robe, crown and scepter on a velvet cushion, giving them to Andy Frenzel. He, in turn, placed the robe around the Queen's shoulders and he then proceeded with the coronation. Miss Kunzmann was also n::esented with a beautiful trophy and a bouquet of red roses. Great interest was shown throughout the entire contest, as over 100,000 votes were cast.


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BROADWAY BEFORE AND AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM

As Broadway looked the night before September 24. 1940 Broadway, wbile the most economical shopping centl'l' of the entire 'Vest SubuI'ban area, was not adequately lighted until Septembel' 1940 wben the Ilew lighting system was installed by the Village of l\felrose Pal'k. The new lights were officially turned on at the time of the huge paJ'ade, Septembel' 24, 1940, when the "Great '''hite W'a~'" was opened and dedicated.

THE SAME BROADWAY THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 24,1940

NOTE THE DAYLIGHT APPEARA CE Now the brightest as well as the gl'eatest shopping centel' of the entire 'Vest Suburban area, Broadway become' the "Great 'Vhite 'Vay". ote: The scarcity of car was because of the latcne s of the hour and street to give the photogl'aphers a better ,路iew.

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PAUL STONE AND HIS MILITARY BAND

Front row, left to right :-Betty Jane Kalasardo. Senior Majorette; Janet Evans, Junior Majorette; James Good, Howard Agster, Joan Evans, Junior Majorette; Mr. Harry Schuett, Dl'um Major and assistant director. Second row, left to right:-Larry Steffy, Delores Schuett, Richard Hanson, Gordon Anderson, Delores Woehler, Richard Samuels, Robert Thorn, and Robert Geraci. Third row, left to right:-John Kaschycke, Jr., James Lowden, Louis Voss, Jr., Vincent Rossi, Arthur Bergeron, Wilbert Samuels, Jack Mohr, Rear row, left to right:-Robert Stockmann, Ralph LaOombe, LeRoy Steinhebel, Wilbert Triebes, Bud Gearing, Lois Wendt, June Voss, and Paul Stone, Director. Band members not in the picture: June Eilert, June Hoffert, Thomas Bumond and Charles Agster.

PAUL F. STO E

Paul F. Stone was born at 714 N. 14th Avcnue, on FebI'uary 4, 1913 in Meb'ose Par!,:, 111., where he was raised and educated. At the age of 17 years he conducted his first band whose inh'oductory performance was befol'e the St. Paul's school of Melrose Park, in the yeal' 1930, On April 21, 1930 he marl'ied Miss Louise 'Vhetstone of MelI'ose Park, Illinois. He opened a studio at 1716 Lake str'eet in 1936. The ages of the children in the band range fl'om 6 to 17 years. The band has played in the Chicagoland Music Festival seven times holding 4th place in the festival six times. At pl'esent they hold 4th place. The band has played approximately 150 performances in the past 3 , years. The Mi ses Joan and Janet Evans, twin majol'ettes, are but six years old, the youngest in the country.

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On the opposite page areTWO OF THE MANY ATTRACTIVE FLOATS THAT WERE IN THE JUBILEE PARADE, SEPTEMBER 24, 1940 TOP PICTURE

On this float, furnished through the courtesy of Peter Paul Gaddy, ride in all their royal splendor the Queen of the Jubilee (Miss Myrtle Kunzmann) standing in back facing her admirers, Little Miss Beverly Joan Matters, the crown bearer at her side. Standing in front is Miss Columbia (Miss Dorothy Portes) and seated about the float are the Queen's Court of Honor and Uncle Sam's Daughters in costume.

THE ONE BELOW

One of the most attractive floats in the parade was that of Herman Weiss as shown above. The girls are, front: Fay Snead, and Dorothy Knueppel. Center: Norma Smith, and Vanny Kaspar. Back: Lucille Ladewig. Ray Weiss is the invisible chauffeur.

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ON THE SPEAKERS STAND September 24, 1940

President Andy Frenzel delivering address of appreciation.

George Portes delivering address of welcome.

Left to right:-Al Levine; George Portes; Paul W. Brust; President Andy Frenzel; Arthur P. Matters; Peter Paul Gaddy facing Ralph Bormann.

J~eft to right at microphone:-George Portes; Paul 'V. Brust; President Andy Frenzel; and Arthur P. Matters.


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AFTER THE PARADE

The "Queen", l\1iss Myrtle Kunzmann; Crown Bearer, little Beverly Joan Matters; the Coronator, P"l'sident Andy F,'enzel, (behind Bevel'ly); Violet Rezba, Jean Molezzi, Chadotte Foleno, Katheline Branda, France DeAngelis and Betty Jane Karras.

THE CORONATOR Village P,'esidl'nt Andy Frenzel announcing the result of the "village-wide voting contest fo,' "Queen of the Jubilee." Thel'e were over 100,000 votes cast in this contest. The coronation was held in the l\lelrose Theatre.

THE "QUl!:EN" ~Iiss ~I~Ttle Kunzmalln on her TIHolle aftel' till.' coronation. The throne an<] othel' scenic effect were provided by the Melrose Theatre.

The Coronator and the seven contestants for the title of "Queen of the Jubilee" waiting for "election returns" in the Melrose Theatre.


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SNAPS OF SOME OF THOSE IN THE HUGE PARADE OF SEPTEMBER 24, 1940

J\Ieh'ose Park Police Depal'tment leading the !lal'ade in which IllOl'e than 7500 llel'sons pal'ticipated.

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One of the man3' bands in line.

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IN THE BEGINNING Melrose Park - Yesterday and Today Yesterday Just a few short years ago the present thriving village of Melrose Park was fertile farm land which was penetrated first by the army who in the early 1800's traveled along the DesPlaines river to Maywood then turned Westward cutting a road (now Lake street) through the high and dry prairie land to Elgin. With the opening of this road came the army of Yankees from New England seeking new country, many of them traveled over what they called "a well traveled road" bearing westerly across the prairie. When the Yankees began pouring in from the New England States in the 1830's, the entire DesPlaines (Aux Plaines) Valley was occupied by Indians. In April, 1869, Col. William Nichols, with six others from Vermont, formed the town of Maywood and were granted a charter under the name of the Maywood Company. West of Maywood, and what is now Melrose Park, was called "West Maywood" until its few early arrivals began calling it Ovington.

Ovington Prior to 1849 the unit government in Illinois was the county. On November 6th of that year, pursuant to an act of the State Legislature, Cook County was divided into six townships. Ovington, which later became Melrose in 1882, and finally Melrose Park in 1893, was aIL unincorporated community in Taylor Township. The population of Taylor, which became路 Proviso Township in April, 1850, was 482. Although the community of Ovington became an unincorporated village under the name of Melrose in 1882, the Village passed an ordinance changing the name to Melrose Park in 1893. However, the change of name from Melrose to Melrose Park was not legalized by the路 Secretary of State until the 21st day of May, 1894. In the meantime, the Post Office continued to operate under the name of Ovington until March 23, 1893, when its name was changed to Melrose Park.

Organization of the Village of Melrose A petition was presented to Hon. Mason B. Loomis, Judge of the County Court of Cook County by the required number of legal voters of the proposed Village of Melrose, for theincorporation of the Village; and an order was issued by the Court that "an election be held at the Chapel" at the southwest corner of Nineteenth Avenue and First Street, on the 29th day of July, A. D., 1882. At this election the question was submitted to the legal voters resident within the limits of the territory proposed to be incorporated, comprising the south half of Section 3, and that part of Section 10 lying north of the Chicago & North Western R. R.. all of said land being in To\vnship 39, . R. 12, east of the 3rd P. M., in the County of Cook and State of Illinois, whether they would organize a Village under the General Law, and under the name and style of Melrose. The Judges of Election were David M. Allen, Albert W. Mason and Gustafus F. Gehrke. David M. Allen and Albert W. Mason acted as Clerks of Election. . The votes cast were as follows: For Village Organization, 23; Against Village Organization, 15; and the majority for Village Organiza tion under the General Law was 8. Upon the full report of the election (the above being a summary of the report) which was' submitted to the Court, Judge Mason B. Loomis ordered "That the said proposed Village, with boundaries mentioned in the petition, therefore on file in the County Clerk's office, shall henceforth be deemed an organized Village." The Village of Melrose was incorporated September 11, 1882. The first President of the(Continued on Page 20)


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Organization of the Village of Melrose (Continued from Page 19) newly incorporated Village of Melrose was H. W. Mason, who with Samuel E. M. Allen as Clerk; and D. M. Allen. G. Bigden, William Chapman, G A. Gehrke, ar.d H. H. Klug, as members of the Board of Trustees; served as the first Village Officials in 1882-3. Other Presidents of Melrose were Asa Knapp, William Chapman, Arthur Jones, William Thomas and Daniel C. Gojen, who served'.J.a.s路'路We路 last President of Melrose and the first President of Melrose Park.

Melrose Park The Village went under the name and style of Melrose until the beginning of 1893, when a movement was inaugurated to have the na me changed to Melrose Park. A petition to make that change was presented to the Board of Trustees on the 15th day of February, A. D., 1893. The petition was signed by one hundred legal voters of the Village of Melrose. This petition was accepted and the Clerk was instructed to advertise for three weeks in' the 'Proviso Vindicator that action on the petition would be taken on the 13th day of March, A. D., 1893 in the Melrose Christian Association Hall, and remonstrances, if any, would be heard. It appeared at this meeting that a majority of the citizens were in favor of the change and an order Was passed that the name of th e Village路 of Melrose be changed to Melrose Park. However, the change of name was not legalized by the Secretary of State until the 21st day of May, A. D. 1894. Since then the Village has gone under the name and style of Melrose Park. The first President of Melrose Park was Daniel C. Gojen, who was elected President of Melrose in 1892 and automatically became President of Melrose Park when the change of name was authorized by the Village Board on March 13, 1893.

Postal History in Melrose Park The first Post Office,' in what is now Melrose Park, was established May 2, 1888; and, although the Village of Melrose was incorporated September 11,1882, the Post Office was "Ovington" and that name was not changed to Melrose Park until March 13, 1893 when Melrose became Melrose Park. 'The change was not legalized by the Secretary of State until May 21, 1894. The first Postmaster, appointed May 2, 1888, the day Ovington Post Office was established, was Gustave Klug; and Post Office was at 103 Broadway, where Weissenborn's Men's Shop is now (1940). Mr. Klug held this office until the second Postmaster, Peter Bohlander, was appointed in June, 1890. The official name of the Post Office remained Ovington until March 13, 1893, when it was changed to Melrose Park. The Post Office remained at 103 Broadway. Mr. Bohlander served as Postmaster until the third Postmaster, Louis W. Richter was appointed on May 8, 1893. Mr. Richter moved the office to 144 Broadway, now Kaplan's Shoe Store (1940). Richter served as Postmaster until the fourth Postmaster, Thomas E. Burgoyne, was appointed on December 23, 1897. Burgoyne moved the office to 142 Broadway, and he served for more than nine years. The fifth Postmaster, John G. Carson, was appointed April 16, 1907. He moved the Office to 136 Broadway, where Herman Weiss & Associates now operate (1940). He moved it a second time to the new Bohlander building, 107 Broadway, where the Bonnie Bee (John Gustainis) is now (1940). Mr. Carson held office for nearly nine years. The sixth Postmaster, again Louis W. Richter, was appointed January 10, 1916. Mr. Richter, who had served the community as Township Supervisor in 1901 (the position he now holds, having been reelected in April 1937), and as Village Trustee (1895-1901). He remained as Postmaster for seventeen years, making it twenty-one years altogether. The seventh Postmaster, James D. Larry, Sr., was appointed acting Postmaster, July 12, 1933, and commissioned as regular Postmaster, February 8, 1936. Mr. Larry is the present Postmaster. The present Post Office on Broadway and Rice Street, was built in 1935, and was officially opened by the then Congressman Thomas J. O'Brien, on November 29, 1935. Mr. O'Brien is now sheriff of Cook County.


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OFFICERS of the VILLAGE of MELROSE From the Date of Its Organization. September 11, 1882, to March 13, 1893

AND OF MELROSE PARK From 1893 to 1940 President

Clerk

Board of Trustees

1882-83

H. W. Mason

Samuel E. M. Allen

1883-84

Asa Knapp

Samuel E. M. Allen

1884-85

William Chapman

C. H. Martin

1885-86

William Chapman

C. H. Martin

1886-87

The Board could not agree on the selection of a President

C. H. Martin

1887-88

The Board chose a president pro tern at each meeting

H. C. Giles

1888-89

William Chapman

H. C. Giles·

1889-90

Arthur Jones

H. C. Giles

1890-91

William Thomas

H. C. Giles

1891-92

William Thomas

H. C. Giles

1892-93

Daniel C. Gojen

William Leeseberg

1893-94

Daniel C. Gojen

William Leeseberg

1894-95

Lewis A. Nottmeyer

William Leeseberg

1895-96

George W. Fowler

William Leesebe·rg

1896-97

William Thomas

William Leeseberg

D. M. Allen, G. Bigden H. H. Klug, G. F. Gehrke and William Chapman G F. Gehrke, A. Maitland, H. H. Klug. William Chapman and Albert N. Mason F. R. Jeschke, Herman Klug, G. F. Gehrke, James Henry and Samuel E. M. Alle'Il F. R. Jeschke, James Henry Perry E. Giles, G. F. Gehrke and Samuel E. M. Allen Walter Carroll, G. F. Gehrke, N. D. Foster, F. R. Jeschke. Samuel E. M. Allen and Perry Giles Walter Carroll, G. F. Gehrke, N. D. Foster, William Chapman, F. R. Jeschke and S. E. M. Allen .. Charles Johnson. G. F. Gehrke, Perry E. Giles, W. Cressy and F. R. Jeschke Charles Johnson, Herman Klug, Carl Nottmeyer, W. Cressy, W. J. Martin and G. F. Gehrke F. Dunnebache, G. F. Gehrke, Charles Johnson. Herman Klug, Perry E. Giles and W. J. Martin F. Dunnebecke, G. F. Gehrke, Charles Johnson, John Barker, Perry E. Giles and Einer Simonsen Lewis A. Nottmeyer, J. Debus, Charles Johnson, John Barker, Henry F. Gloss and Einer Simonsen Lewis A.Nottmeyer , John Debus, Henry F. Glos, George W. Fowler, H. G. Scharenberg and Jerry Smith John Debus, George W. Fowler. H. C. Giles, Edward A. Land, Jerry Smith and H. G. Scharengerg John Debus, Aug. Munstermann, H. C. Giles, J. J. Billingheimer, E. A. Land and Einer Simonsen E. W. Benson, Aug. Munstermann, J. J. Billingheimer, T. R. Pine, Einer Simonsen and W. H. W. Storey

Elected

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OFFICERS OF THE VILLAGE OF MELROSE Eleeted

1897-98

President

Clerk

Board of Trustees

G. F. Gehrke

William Leeseberg

E. W. Bensen, W. H. W.

1898-99

G. F. Gehrke

1899-1900

G. F. Gehrke

1900-01

E. W. Benson

1901-03

E. W. Benson

1903-04

Julius Frillman

1904-05

Julius Frillman

1905-06

Charles J. Wolf

1906-07

Charles J. Wolf

1907-08

Charles J. Wolf

1908-09

Charles J. Wolf

1909-10

Charles J. Wolf

1910-11

Charles J. Wolf

1911-12

Charles J. Wolf

Storey, Thomas R. Pine, L. W. Richter, E. L. Williams and John Debus William Leeseberg E. W. Benson, W. H. W. Storey, William Thomas, L. W. Richter, Peter Pitschner, and John Debus William Leeseberg E. W. Benson, W. H. W. Storey, Peter Pitschner, John Debus, L. W. Richter, and R. J. Robbins William Leeseberg L. W. Richter, W. H. W. Storey, Peter Roggenbuck. I ; , John Debus, Julius Frillman and Chas. E. Essig William Leeseberg R. J. Robbins, J. W. Barker, Henry Beling, L. W. Richter, John G. Carson and L. S. Widney William Leeseberg L. W. Richter, John G. Carson, Leonard DeFranco, E. A. Barker, Peter Pitschner and L. S. Widney Charles J. Wolf Leonard DeFranco, E. A. Barker, Chas. G. Essig, Wm. E. Taylor, Peter Pitschner and J. G. Carson Reinhold H. Kuhlmann Chas. G. Essig, Wm. E. Taylor, Wm. G. KorreH. John G. Carson, Peter Bohlander and Chas. Burkholm Reinhold H. Kuhlmann John G. Carson, Peter Bahlander, William G. KorreH, G. W. Bucholz, Charles Burkholn and Thomas Goodman John Engbrecht Thomas Goodman, John G. Carson, Mathew J. Cramer. E. P. Douglas, Wm. G. Korrell and G. W. Buchholz John Engbrecht Henry Wachtendorf, John Rawle, Wm. G. Korrell, Mathew J. Cramer, E. P. Douglas and Thomas Goodman John Engbrecht Thomas Goodman, C. H. Fritsche, Wm. G. Korrell. Mathew J. Cramer, Henry Wachtendorf and E. P. Douglas John Engbrecht Thomas Goodman, C. H. Fritsche, Wm. G. Korrell, Mathew J. Cramer, Henry Wachtendorf and E. P. Douglas John Engbrecht Victor Tortoriello, M. J. Cramer, Henry Wachtendorf, E. P. Douglas, Thomas Goodman and C. H. Fritsche


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OFFICERS OF THE VILLAGE OF MELROSE Elected

1912-13

President

Clerk

Board of Trustees

Charles J. Wolf

John Engbrecht

Henry Wachtendorf, E. P. Douglas, Victor Tortoriello, M. J. Cramer, Thomas Goodman and C. H. Fritsche John A. Walquist, E. P. Douglas, Victor Tortoriello, M. J. Cramer, Thomas man and C. H. Fritsche Victor Tortoriello, M. J. Cramer, Lewis A. Nottmeyer, A. B. Searle, John A. Walquist and Thomas Goodman A. Paternostro, A. F. Gehrke, Thomas Goodman, Wm. Schnake, Lewis A. Nottmeyer and A. B. Searle William J. Korrell, William Jedike, A. Paternostro, Paul Haertel, A. F. Gehrke and William Schnake James H. Geary, William J. Korrell, John J. Cantore, Paul Haertel, George H. Gloss and William Jedike James H. Geary, F. W. Kuhlman, George H. Gloss. Karl Buschel, John J. Cantore anI A. B. Searle Karl Buschel, A. J. Busscher, A. B. Searle, George H. Gloss, F. W. Kuhlman, and A. D'Angelis A. J. Busscher. Karl Buschel, George H. Gloss, A. B. Searle, A. D'Angeles and F. W. Kuhlman Karl Buschel, P. E. Wolf, A. B. Searle, C. L. Dehlinger, F. W. Kuhlman and F. K Strzynecki Edward J. Bennish. P. E. Wolf, A. D'Angeles, C. L. Dehlinger, Louis P. Higgins and F. K. Strzynecki F. K. Strzynecki, William Jedike, Louis P. Higgins, A. D'Angelis, Edw. J. Bennish and Anthony Palma Edward J. Bennish, Anthony Palma, F. K. Strzynecki, William Jedike, Louis P. Higgins and Frank DeRose Edward J. Bennish. William Jedike, Louis P. Higgins, Anthony Palma, F. K. Strzynecki and Charles E. Ivins Henry Hinz, Charles E. Ivins, Frank DeRose, Anthony Palma, Foster B. Horgan and William Jedike

1913-14

Charles J. Wolf John Engbrecht Police Magistrate - Charles S. Bell

1914-15

Charles J. Wolf John Engbrecht Police Magistrate - Charles S. Bell

1915-16

Charles J. Wolf John Engbrecht Police Magistrate - Charles S. Bell

1916-17

Charles J. Wolf Frank Tanton Police Magistrate - Charles S. Bell

1917-18

Charles J. Wolf Frank Tanton Police Magistrate - Adam Davidson

1918-19

Charles J. Wolf E. W. Benson Police Magistrate - Adam Davidson

1919-20

Charles J. Wolf E. W. Benson Police Magistrate - Adam Davidson

1920-21

Charles J. Wolf E. W. Benson Police Magistrate - Adam Davidson

1921-22

G. H. Bohlander W. H. Schnake Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

1922-23

G. H. Bohlander W. H. Schnake Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

1923-24

G. H. Bohlander W. H. Schnake Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

1924-25

G. H. Bohlander W. H. Schnake Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

1925-26

G. H. Bohlander W. H. Schnake Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

1926-28

G. H. Bohlander W. H. Schnake Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

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OFFICERS OF THE VILLAGE OF MELROSE Elected

1928-29

President

Clerk

G. H. Bohlander Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Leonard DeFranco

1929-30

Edmund G. Brust Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1930-31

Edmund G. Brust Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1931-32

Edmund G. Brust Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

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Edmund G. Brust Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1933-34

Joseph Imburgio Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1934-35

Joseph Imburgio Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1935-36

Michael Sorvillo Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1936-37

Michael Sorvillo Albert W. Hahn Police Magistrate - Louis Senese

1937-38

Andy H. Frenzel Michael J. Laraia Police Magistrate - George Bosco

1938-39

Andy H. Frenzel Michael J. Laraia Police Magistrate - George Bosco

1939-40

Andy H. Frenzel Michael J. Laraia Police Magistrate - George Bosco

1940-41

Andy H. Frenzel Michael J. Laraia Police Magistrate - George Bosco

Board of Trustees

E. G. Brust, Charles E.

Ivins, Thomas McBreen, William Jedike, Joseph Imburgio and Anthony Palma John H. Hill, Joseph Imburgio, Joseph L. Urgo, Thomas McBreen, Anton Joncha and William Ristau Joseph Imburgio, John H. Hill, Lawrence Ellguth, Joseph L. Urgo, Walter S. Tamm and Anton Joncha John H. Hill, Louis Frillman, Joseph L. Urgo, Joseph Imburgio, Anton Joncha and Walter S. Tamm Joseph Imburgio, John H. Hill, Walter S. Tamm, Anton Joncha, Louis Frillman and Joseph L. Urgo Henry Ladewig, Louis Frillman, Michael Sorvil10, Walter S. Tamm, Anton Joncha and Rocco J. Culotta Walter S. Tamm, Anthony Joncha, Louis M. Frillman, Michael Sorvillo, Rocco J. CUlotta, and Henry Ladewig Louis M. Frillman, Anthony Palma, James Bagnola. Henry Ladewig, Walter S. Tamm and Joseph M. Darg Louis M. Frillman, Anthony Palma, James Bagnola, Henry Ladewig, Walter S. Tamm and Joseph M. Dal"g Harold E. Larsen, William J. Drevs, James T. Markett, Walter S. Tamm, Carl L. Dehlinger and Anthony Treybal Harold E. Larsen, William J. Drevs, James T. Markett, Walter S. Tamm, Carl L. Dehlinger and Anthony Treybal Harold E. Larsen, William J. Drevs, James T. Markett, Joseph M. Darg, Carl L. Dehlinger and Frank Marsicano Harold E. Larsen, William J. Drevs, James T. Markett, Joseph M. Darg, Carl L. Dehlinger and Frank Marsicano


OF MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS

25 JULHTS FRILLUA~ Oldest Liying President

Julius Frillmc\l1 was born on a fanr.. in Leyden Township in 1865 and educated in the rural public schools in the State of Oregon. In 1893 he married Lena Bleeke of Addison, and seven children were born to them-Arthur, William, Louis, Eleanor, Louisa, Dorothy and Paula. Mr. Frillman wa a farmer, then a steel worker. He served Melrose Park as a Village Trustee and as President in 1903-05.

CHARLES J. WOLF

Julius Frillmall

Charles J. Wolf, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolf, was born on a farm a few miles west of Melrose Park in 1876. He received his education in the rural public schools and Metropolitan Business College in Chicago. In 1902 he married Elizabeth Theile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christine Theile. Three children, Walter, John and Edwin C. were born to them. Mr. Wolf served Melrose Park as Village Trustee in 1902, Village Clerk in 1904-5 and Village President from 1905 to 1921.

DR ED)l ND G. BRUST

Dr. Edmund G. Brust was born in Addison, Ill., Augu t 19, 1893, the son of Edmund and Mathilda (nee Stuenkel) Brust. Doctor received his early education in the Evangelical Lutheran Parochial school, class of 1906, St. Ignatius Academy, class of 1909, St. Ignatius College, 1911, and graduated from the Loyola University Medical School in 1915. December 4,1917, Dr. Brust and Julia Gregor were married in Chicago, and now have one son, Edmund G., Jr., and one daughter, Dorothy Jule, who is now Mrs. Carl Tomm. One grandson, Carl Elmer Tomm, Jr., who is the pride of the Doctor and his good wife. Dr. Brust, a noted Physician and surgeon, is Chief Surgeon of the Westlake Hospital, former president and still an active member of the Kiwanis Club, Past Commander of Sarlo-Sharp Post, American Legion,. Ex-President of the Physicians and Surgeons Club, and an influential member of the Chamber of Commerce. The Doctor served during the World War 1917-1919 and is now LieuDr. E. G. Brust tenant Colonel of the Medical Corps and Chief Surgeon of the 47th Surgical Hospital of the U. S. Army. Dr. Brust served his home town as Village President from 1929 to 1933 and as Health Commissioner from 1933 to 1939. Dr. and Mrs. Bru t live at 518 . 11th Avenue.

)lICHAEL SORVILLO

Michael Sorvillo served Melrose Park as a Village Trustee from 1933 to 1935 when he wa elected Village President and served as such until April 1937.

JOSEPH IiUBURGIO BULGER

Joseph Imburgio Bulger, son of Joseph and Katherine was born April 28, 1898. His father died in 1908 and in 1914 young Joseph joined the Merchants Marine. He

came to Melrose Park in 1916, married Miss Elsie Tomm in 1920 and engaged in business. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Italian Jational Union, and Loyal Order of Moose. He studied law and was admtited to the bar in 1938. Mr. Bulger served Melrose Park as a Village Trustee from 1928 to 1933 when he became Village President and served till April 1935. He lives with his wife, Elsie, (nee Tomm) and their two sons, Joseph, Jr., and Robert at 1103 Broadway.


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MICHAEL J. LARAIA

ANDY H. FRENZEL

JOSEPH DARG

CARL L. DEHLINGER

GEORGE BOSCO

WILLIAM J. DREVS '~-SIn

HAROLD E. LARSEN

JAMES T. MARKETT

FRANK MARSICANO


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VILLAGE OFFICIALS JOSEPH DARG Village Trustee

Joseph Darg, Village Trustee, is the son of John and Helen (nee Montwidas) Darg. He was 'born in Shilalis, Lithuania, October 24 1885 and now lives with his wife, Helen (n'ee Rybel) anj two children, Josephine and Edmund at 14.02 North 16th avenue. Mr. Darg, a former Village Trustee (1935-6) was elected trustee on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 18, 1939, and drew a four year term. CARl, L. DEHLINGER Village Trustee

Carl L. Dehlinger, Village Trustee, is the son of August and Mary (nee Kammerer) Dehlingel'. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 1887 and now lives with his wife, Magdalene (nee Histerman) at 614 North 11th avenue. They have three children, Lucille (Mrs. Markworth) Carl, Jr., and Elmer. Two grandchildren Judith and Germaine Markworth. Mr. D~hlinger, a former village trustee in 1921-2-3 was elected trustee on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 20, 1937, re-elected, Tuesday, April 18, 1939 and drew a two year term. WILLIAM J. DREVS Village Trustee

William J. Drevs, Village Trustee, is the son of Herman and Wilhema (nee Kenitz) Drevs. He was born just west of Melrose Park on March 2 1887 and now lives with his wife, Emma (~ee H~venann) and four children, Lillian, Evelyn, Robert, and Marion, at 1110 North 15th avenue. Mr. Drevs was elected village trustee on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday. April 20th, 1937, re-elected Tuesday, April 18th, 1939 and drew a four year term. MICHAEL J. LARAIA Village Clerk

Michael J. Laraia, Village Clerk, is the son of Joseph and Antonette Laraia. He was born in Trivigno, Italy, September 12, 1907, and now lives with his wife, Rose (nee Moreno) and two children, Carol and Joseph Michael at 1200 North 17th avenue. Mr. Laraia was elected village clerk in the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 20, 1937 for a four year term. ANDY H. FRENZEL Village President

Andy H. Frenzel, the first village President to be born in Melrose Park, is the son of Henry and Mary Frenzel. He was born in Melrose Park, May 24, 1893,

and now lives with his wife, Elsie, (nee Deutsch) and two daughters, Dolores and Marilyn, at 1103 North 17th avenue. Mr. Frenzel was elected President of the village on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 20, 1937 for a four year term. GEORGE BOSCO Police Magistrate

George Bosco, Police Magistrate, is the son of James and Marie (nee DiBinsi) Bosco. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 1892 and now lives' with his wife, Sophie (nee Marciniak) and two children, Barbara Ann and George, Jr., at 1106 North 20th avenue. Judge Bosco was elected Police Magistrate on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 20, 1937 for a four year term. HAROLD E. LARSEN Village Trustee

Harold E. Larsen, Village Trustee, is the son of Peter and Andrea (nee Nielsen) Larsen. He was born in Neenah, Wis., December 8, 1895, and now lives with his wife, Frances (nee Kramer) at 1017 North 16th avenue. He came to Melrose Park, September 8, 1919, direct from the signal corp service in the World War. Mr. Larsen, was elected a village trustee on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 20, 1937, re-elected Tuesday, April 18th, 1939 and drew a two year term.. JAMES T. MARKETT Village Trustee

James T. Markett, Village Trustee, is the son of Giacomo and Sanzoni Markett. He was born in aples, Italy, December 27, 1883 and now lives with his wife, Theresa (nee Schulze) and daughter, Elsa Rosa, at 1528 North 34th avenue. Mr. Markett was elected a village trustee on the ticket ponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 20th, 1937 re-elected, Tuesday, April 18th, 1939 and drew a two year term. FRANK MARSICANO Village Tl'ustee

Frank Marsicano, Village Trustee, is the son of Nicolo and Angelo (nee Zito) Marsicano. He was born in Melrose Park, January 9th, 1896 and now lives in single 'blessedness at 2004 Lake street. Mr. Marsicano was elected a village trustee on the ticket sponsored by the Liberty Party, Tuesday, April 18th, 1939 and drew a four year term.


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GUY C. GUERINE

HERUAN WEISS

Chief Robt. Wigglesworth

FRANK SCHULEWITZ

DR. A. P. VINCENTI

Fire Chief Anthony Prignano

WILLIAl\1 F. ZE.CH

PETER TASSI


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MELROSE PARK POLICE DEPT. IN 1940

Front row, seated, left to right-Joseph Weikal; Lieut. W. E. May; Robert Wigglesworth, Chief; Louis Remkus, and Gene Fioravanti. Second row, standing, left to 'right-Ernest Dalluege, James Bronge, \VilIiam Jedike, Charles Calento, Harry LUlldenbaum, George Leonard, and Richat'd Leoni.

MELROSE PARK POLICE DEPT. IN 1907

Abol"e are pictured, from left to right-Henry Decker, James Lavin, Julius Karus, Petel' Roggenbuck, C. \V. Evans, Marshall; Hem'y Pein, George Matters, Christ Neumann,AlIgust Schuette and Tony Prrubisch. No friends-these are not J{eystone KOI)S, they were an efficiently organized force of men who protected the life and property of Melrose Park citizens back in 1907. Thry were uniformed amI outfitted in the up-to-date mode of that day. On]~路

four of them are now IiYing-(l9<l0).


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MELROSE PARK FIRE DEPT. IN 1940

Front row, left to right-\Villiam J. Dre,'s, Commissionel'; Tom Matters, Engineer; Elmer Jeshke, Captain; Anthony Prignano, Chief; Rocco Sarlo, Lieut.; Reinhardt Winters, Engineer; and Domnick San ervino. Second row, left to right-Stanley Yudys, Jo eph Babowice, Earling Askevold, Richard Yost, Domnick Lisuzzo, Hans K. Berg, Edward Puttkammer, and Tom Martino. Third row, left to right-Peter Cu hion, Joseph Bagnola, Francis Tanton, Anthony Zito, Erwin Davis, and Harold Glo . ~Iascot-Anthon~r Prignano, Jr., in front of chief. (Not in pictUl'e-Jo eph Selenzi).

MELROSE PARK FIRE DEPT. IN 1907

Front row, left to right:George Kopp, Herman" Puttkamer and LOlli W. Richter. Center row, left to right:C. H. Fritsche, Captain; Herman Jedilw, and August Schuette. Back row, left to right:-C. \V. Bucholz, \V. G. Ko...路ell, Frank Stienke, Fred Wrobke, and James Lavin.


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OF MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS ::.. '!.

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MELROSE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD -

1940

Seated, left to right :-Leona C. Horgan, President; Ida Brnno, Secretary-Treasurer; Sophia ;\1. Tuttle, Director.

Standing, left to right :-Leonard Cannella, Director; Jessie B. Lewis, Director, and Paul Laskowski, Director.

The Melrose Park Public Library was organized August 16, 1897 with the following officers : -

Dr. P. B. Kionka, President Directors E. W. Benson L. A. ottmeyer E. A. Loewe Dr. W. F. Scott A. B. Dunn


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LIBRARIAN

"To fall in loye with a good book is one of the greatest things that can befall man." -He n 1'3' DrullImolHI

ALMA WOLF

Interior View of Library


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OF MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS

VETERANS' PARK BOARD

Ft'ont row, seated, left to right-Officel's: Rocco J. Culotta, Treasurer; Stanley Malinowski, President; Joseph Imburgio Bulger, Secretm'y. (Paul lV. Brust, AttOl'ney, not in pictw'e). Second row, left to right, COll1missionel'S, Arthur 'V. Gieser, NOt'man 'V. Tt'umbulJ, Peter DiFrance ca, Sr., and Fred J. :\faggio.

1'HE VETERANS' PARK DISTRICT AND ITS BOUNDARY In Melro e Park the Veterans Park District own and operate two beautiful building. The Communit House at Seventeenth and Iowa, and the Field House at Sixteenth and Hircsh. Boundar;)' of Park District

The boundary line of the Veterans Park District begins at Ninth avenue and Main street; then 1 orth along Ninth avenue to Aug-

usta street; Ea t on Augusta street to Fifth avenue; North on Fifth avenue to Grand avenue; West on Grand avenue to County line; South along County line (Cook County Line) to orth avenue; East along North avenue to Twenty-fifth avenue; South along Twentyfifth avenue to Main street. East along Main street to inth avenue, the place of beginning.


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LOUIS W. RICHTER Proviso Township Supervisor

Louis W. Richter, present Proviso Township Supervisor, one of three sons of emigrant farmer parents, was born on his father's farm near Shumway, Ill., in 1870. Had young Richter been permitted to direct his own destiny he would have become a carpe"nter, but, like all of us, he knew nat what fate had in store for him. Strange paths were open before him and he, without realizing it, turned into the one that brought him to a field of usefulness of far more importance than he would have reached with the hammer and saw, or the razor and scissors he used for some time. This path led Mr. Richter into the service of Uncle Sam, as Postmaster, into the Village hall as one of the Village Fathers, to the office of Supervisor of Proviso Township, then back to the post office and again to the Supervisor's office. Mr. Richter served as Postmaster from 1893 to 1897 and again from 1916 to 1933 a total of 21 years. As Village Trustee from 1897 to 1904 and Township Supervisor from 1900 to 1915, and again from 1937 to 194J. A total of 47 years of public LOUIS W. RICHTER service. Mr. Richter now lives with his wife at 1011 North 15th Avenue. His only daughter, Ruth, (now Mrs. Coffing) is one of Uncle Sam's faithful employees of the Melrose Park Post Office.

MELROSE PARK-An Ideal Community in which to Live Melrose Park is ideally situated on U. S. Route 20 with the Chicago and Northwestern and the Chicago and West Towns Railways, as well as, numerous local and cross country bus lines, furnishing ample transportation facilities. There are many reasons why Melrose Park enjoys its enviable position in the front ranks of the West Suburban towns as an ideal home community. Its miles and miles of well paved streets and alleys, the neighborly spirit of its 11,000 residents, its painstaking, efficient and conservative corp of public officials, its splendid educational facilities. Its well organized and efficient police, fire, health, and maintenance departments, its block after block of well kept homes surrounded by artistic landscaping, its ten churches, where one can worship according to their custom. Parks, playgrounds, civil, social, religious, and commercial organizations provide its people with ample facilities to pursue their chosen activities. It" concentrated business section has won distinction as a foremost retail district, both in quality and variety of merchandise, at prices that enable its patrons to live well within their

budget. It is in reality a huge department store covering a large but concentrated area. One of the most prized assets of Melrose Park is. its drinking water, which comes clear, cold and refreshing from deep wells without limit to its supply. The Westlake Hospital, modern in every respect, is under the direct supervision of men and women whose sincerity of purpose is evidenced by the efficient service rendered at this. humane institution. The public library, with a well organized board and an experienced librarian, is always prepared to furnish "just the book you want." There are, in addition to the many native born, many of foreign extraction among its citizenry, so it is clearly a cosmopolitan community, a typical American municipality. It is also an important industrial town where its wage earners participate in a monthly payroll of nearly one million dollars. An ideal place for children, good clean air, open spaces, splendid drinking water, the home town spirit, schools, playgrounds, Sunday schools, safety measures and many other advantages that big towns cannot provide for the men and women of tomorrow. Buy, 'bUild, live and shop in Melrose Park.


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'STATUE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN

-Courtesy Star-Progress

The above cut is of the statute of the Blessed Virgin which plays an iml>ortant pal't in the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, each year. The photo was ,taken as the Vil'gin was being taken from the church just befol'e the famous !H'ocession in Melrose Park.

MT. CARMEL FEAST From a mountain in Palestine, which was considered a sacred land to Jehovah,-the Holy Scripture relates-the prophet Elijas went to pray for the people of Israel. There descended a white cloud that unfolded into a blessed rain over the scorched countryside that had been without rain for two years. The supplication to Baal by his ministers had gone unheeded. According to the legends, it was the vivid figure of the Blessed Virgin that revealed to the world, in the ancient testament, the miraculous cloud that poured on the world of graces. This is the Blessed Virgin that the Italians venerate in Melrose Park, after so many years Iof history, legends and traditions. According to the Sacred Scripture, the prophet, Elijas retired to Mt. Carmel, living in a

cave that still exists; here he erected an altar on which he sacrificed to God in the presence of the Hebrew people that came to hear the voice of the holy man. The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was instituted by the Carmelite Brothers in the years 1376 and 1386 under the title of "Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin." It is said that St. Simon Stock received the scapular on JUly 16, 1251 from the Blessed Virgin. The apparition of the Mother of God with the Scapular in her hands came to him and said, "This is your privilege and the Carmelites and all those that die wearing this scapular will be saved." Each year for the past 46 years, the annual celebration of the "Feast of Our Lady of Mount (Continued on Page 47)


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MT. CARMEL CHURCH -

MELROSE PARK

up there with his flock following him and Foundation The dawn of the 20th century found Mel- the Holy sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated. rose Park. Illinois pitifully lacking the necesThe New Church sary means, for all the Italian families, their The awakened religious fervor spread rapidtraditional Catholic religion, to be adequately ly. A large number of the Italian families practiced. returned to the practice of their faith. It A family named DeStefano conceived the naturally followed that the little thirty by idea to have a statue of Our Lady of Mt. Car- forty church was entirely too small to accommel brought here from Italy, and in a little odate all his people. Upon his return from church, on Sunday a Servite Father would ROln~ His Grace The Archbishop was pleascome from the Assumption church, Chicago, to antly. surprised at the progress that he found celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for ang;, convinced of the dire need of larger the faithful, until 1903 when Rev. Father qu$rters gave Rev. Father Franch permission Antonio Petillo undertook the arduous task to build a new church. of Pastor of the new parish. But in the year Ground was broken in Febr.wiry 1908, and 1905 was compelled to discontinue the ser- the foundation for the new chprch was laid. vices for lack of support, as people were very :rhis news spread rapidly and 'f:hiie the majorpoor. ,ity of the people were elated at· t,he thought of His grace, the late Archbishop James E. . their desire becoming a reality, yet a small Quigly was on the verge of afbandoning en- ,.:group for some mysterious cause decided to tirely when at the request of Father Modesto stop the project. Gambrini, he consented to permit Rev. Father The Priest's Life Is Threatened Franch to attempt the apparent unsurmountable task, maintain the little church as a parThreatening letters were sent to Father ish. Franch with persistence and severity placing his very life in a very dangerous situation. No Priest Wanted Here It was the fifth day of September 1905, when Would he abandon the mission that almighty a strange young priest, Rev. Father Benjamin God had trusted in his care? Never. The Franch came to Melrose Park, receiving a work must go on and on until the new church cold reception, to say the least. The first per- is completed. Rev. Father Burback, Pastor son he met greeted him with, "no priest want- of the Sacred Heart Church of Melrose Park ed here." His indomitable courage and un- offered him shelter and he gladly accepted it. faltering faith were not curbed at all, and ,he After two weeks, Mr. Louis Senese, Sr., went calmly replied: "You may not want a priest, to his aid and although he was only one of but there may be others who do, here I came very few to render assistance, the construction was again resumed. In May of the same and Here I stay. year the new church was completed and his Patience and Perseverance Wins Grace The Archbishop in the midst of a large The prevailing antagonistic attitude, the number of people gave his blessings to the apparent lack of means of support, 75 cents house of God in honor of the Blessed Virgin, , was the total Sunday collection contributed Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. by the congregation of 12 persons would be Spiritual Progress grounds for discouragement, but not for Father From year to year the attendance was more Franch; the upper thought in his mind was that no sacrifice would be too great to endure numerous. It was e'vident that God's choicfor our dear Lord and His Blessed Mother. est blessings were descending upon the priest's The harder the task, the sweeter the victory. work. The Sacraments and religious funcThe people of Melrose Park needed the con- tions were attended regularly by the faithsoling effect of their Catholic religion-they ful. About 200 Lithuanian families also attended the new church. They were happy needed a Catholic church. for having found a priest who could underThe Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel stand them. With the increased attendance The yearly cela'bration of the Feast of Our was very happy offering all to the greater Lady of Mt. Carmel had been used by some honor and glory to God. misguided persons for Ibenefit other than the The Parochial School church, and in 1906 the irrisistable zeal and love of Father Franch succeeded to convince His attention now was turned to the eduall the people that· this great feast in honor cation of the children in his parish. Yes, there of Our Lady should be by the church and for was the public school with the three R's, Readthe church. ing, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic, but the fourth R was missing-Religion. He was convinced Celebrate Mass in the Street that the education of the mind is not sufficient. His zeal for souls prompted him to mcve The care of the immortal soul cannot be negthe little church to a more central location. lected. In the year 1913 according to the wishThe east side of 23rd avenue, between Augusta es of the Archbishop the work was begun, and and Cortes streets had been acquired by the in 1914 the school, the convent for the Sisters Servite Fathers. During the course of the of St. Joseph to teach, and a large assembly moving a Sunday intervened with the church lull were completed. in the middle of the street and above ground. The good Father made arrangements to climb (Continued on page 65)

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ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL

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Rev. P. L. Kluender, Pastor

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FIRST EVANGELICAL

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37th Avenue & Division Street Rev. Leonard Wendland, Pastor

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL 1101 North 23rd Ayenue

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ITALIA MISSIO (Free Methodi t) 137 North 20th Avenue

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Rev. B:)ice, Pa tor

MELROSE PARK METHODIST 601 North 14th Avenue Rev. C. Gideon Carlson, Pastor

MELROSE PARK BIBLE 1509 Lake Street

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PROVISO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 209 Emel'y A. Parichy, Prcsident; Inrin C. Hendrickson, Secretar'y; Harry lV. Ewert, .John M. Newcomcr, and B. Leslie Allen. PROVISO HIGH SCHOOL E. R. Sitert, SUI)erintendent; C. C. Taggal't, Assistant Superintendent. PROVISO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL P.-T.A. OFFICERS Pl'esidellt, lUI路s. \Velborn S. Dimmctt; Vicc-President, MI'. R. E. Schuctt;

Recording Secretary, !\ths. Albert Dutton; Historian, Mrs. H. B. Lewis; Treasm'cr, Needy Student Fund, General, Mr. R. E. Poplett; Treasurer \Vorthy Student Fund, Miss Wilma .Jcan Gray.

Number of students enrolled from Melrosc Park, 620. The fil"st high school was the Maywood-Melrose, organized in 1903. Its lIamc was changed to PJ'Oviso High ill 1911.


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MELROSE PARK SCHOOL

Front row ,left to right-Verl'na Rives, Dorothy Schneider, June Wolf, Jeanette Cooper, Mary Riley, Ruth Sundquist, Frances Dixon, and Florence Smerling. Second row, left to right-Clara Schmidt, Charlotte Mead, ~fary Brown, Violette B1U'statte, Xell Galvin, Blanche Kieff, Helen Nelson, and Hilda Adamson. Thil'd row, left to right-John Prater, R. R. Murphy, Principal, and Ernest Pricco.

MELROSE PARK SCHOOL STUDENTS

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ROBERTLOUISSTEVENSON SCHOOL TEACHERS

Front row, left to right-Helen Walsh, Florence DeGrazia, Victoria San tor e, and Mrs. Samuel Jacobson. Second row, left to right-Mrs. Ethel Knapp,Zelda McNellis, Lotus Lester, Minnie Waymire, and Ellen l\leGillieuddy. At left-Principal C. Collisi; at right-Bernard Berletto.

STEVENSON SCHOOL STUDENT BODY

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SCHOOL 20th avenue and Hirsch street C. Collisi, Principal

The officers of the Stevenson school P.-T.A. for 1940 are: Robert Wilson, President; Bernard Beoletto, Vice-President; Mrs. Sidney Johnson, Secretary, and Mrs. Peter Anioroso, Treasurer. The P.-T.A. was organized in 1928 with Mrs.

Frank Bruno serving as First President. This was the year the school was built. Boy Scout Troop No. 112-L. D. Davis, Scout Leader. The Stevenson school is well equipped with all modern facilities including radio installation, library containing 1400 books and excellen gymnasium facilities for its 10 teachers and 270 pupils: '


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ST: PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL FACULTY

Left to right-Alfred Doering, Martin Weiss, Lewis Phillips, Hel'man Voight (Deceased), Rcse Backus, Herman Kroft, John Schl'oeder, and Emil Definer.

ST. PAUL'S STUDENT GROUP OF 1940 -

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MT. CARMEL CHOIR Josephine Bruno, Organist and Director

This Choir was organized in 1938 and now has forty-two members. Seventeen members were not present when this pictw>e was taken. Front row, left to right, Rosetta Amorosi, 路Pilomena Perrotti, Grace Nadile, Lavinia Tassi, Rev. Benjamin Franch, Rev. Ectore Ansaldi, Catherine Branda, Mary Spino, Mary Tartor010, and Milly Pasqualini. Standing behind Father Franch-Josephine Bruno, Organist and Choir Director. Second row, left to right-Christina Tartorolo, Mary Santino, Therisa Pavone, Viola Tossi, Mimi Auippa, Angelma McKenzi, Nicolina Lusheia, Mary Zito, and Lena Corso. Third row, left to right-Angelo Lorino, Robert Kerwin, Samuel Bonfanti, Carmen Bruno, Leonard Bruno, Ralph Viglione, M;:trrio Auippa, and Dominic Zito.

STUDENT BODY OF MT. CARMEL CHURCH SCHOOL

SISTER M. EUPHRASIA, Principal Total Enrollment--290


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SACRED HEART SEMINARY

Thc SacI'ed Hcart Seminary is located betwe~n Thir'ty-seventh and Thirty-ninth avenues and Solfcl strects in Stone Park. The corner stone was laid SelJtember 20, 1936.

Early in 1935, the Rev. Father Benjamin C. Franch of Melrose Park and a board of council decided that the purpose of the Pius Society of the Missionary Fathers of St. Charles would be served best with the addition of native born priests and to that end petitioned His Eminence Cardinal Rossi, Secretary of the Sacred Concistorial Congregation in Rome and General Superior of the Pius Society of the Missionary Father of St. Charles permission for the education of Italian boys to the priesthood. Cardinal Ro si, aware of the fact that in 1927 Father Franch had been appointed Regional Superior of the western province, granted his permission. In September of the same year under the direction of Rev. Father Armando Pierini, ten applicants began their studies in the old rectory of St. Maria Adolorata, at the corner of Grand Avenue and Peoria Street in Chicago. As the cIa ses grew, the rectory became too mall. It was then decided that a seminary should be built. Perhaps it was fate that the very place where no priests were wanted hould be the place where the seminary would be erected to educate boys for the priesthood. On April 10, 1936, the land between Thirtyeventh and Thirty-ninth avenues and Diviion and Soffel streets was purchased. Break Ground

Ground for the new seminary was broken by Father Franch on August 1il, 1936, with a number of friends of the new institution present, among whom was the Han. Judge LOllis Senese who a pre ident of the "Laymen's Executive Committee" contributed much to the success of this huge undertaking. The work progressed steadily and on September 20, 1936, the corner stone was laid, and the institution was completed in the spring of 1937.

The dedication of the new seminary on Sunday, May 9, 1937, will go down in hi tory as the most enthusiastic event in the history of Melrose Parle Thousands of people attended the ceremonie. His Excellency William D. O'Brien, Bishop of Chicago, dedicated the seminary, with the Han. A. H. Frenzel, mayor of Melrose Park, Rev. Franch, Franco Fontana, Italian Ccnsul General of Chicago, and Rev. Armando Pierini as speakers. Beautiful GI'olmd

Today the seminary with its beautiful lake, surrounded with high hills covered with trees 2nd foliage and the fourteen stations of the cross, all blend together to form a lovely scene in the west end of Melrose Park.

MT. CARMEL FEAST (Continued from Page 37) Carmel" has become more important in the live of Italian Catholics and Catholics of Italian parentage. Rev. Benjamin Franch took charge of the small Italian parish in 1905. Father Franch had just completed his studies and was ordained in the Mis ionary Order of San Carl. Since that time he has labored unceasingly to build up the parish and help his flock. He has witnesse<1 the annual feast growing larger and more important year after year. Attcndance Reaches 30,000

Over 30,000 people usually attend the feast in Melrose Park. Part of the celebration consists of fire works which can be seen and heard for many miles. Thousands of cars blocked Lake street, Twenty-fifth avenue and the side streets, making through traffic impossible.


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MELROSE PARK AERIE NO. 1952, FRATERNAL ORDER EAGLES

Front row, left to right-Ernest Stelzer, Chaplain; Xels Brostrom, Treasurer; Joseph Provenzano, Past President; Albert Hewitt, President; .libert Lewis, Vice-President; 'Villiam Bayles, Secretary; Ben Bruno, Conductor. 2nd row, left to right-Ismar Mueller, Trustee; Don Yario, Inside Guard; Dr. John Vertuno, Aerie Physician; Fred Provenzano, Trustee; .-\.nthony Culotta, Trustee; Frank Beleni, Outside Guard. The Eagles Building at 147 Broadwa~r was dedicated March 1, 1924. Their present membership is 235, (December 1940).

LADIES AUXILIARY, FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, NO. 1952

Front seated,.:left to right-Margie Morello, Conductre~~;: Madge :HeWitf. Secretary; Jessie -Lewis, J>ast-Presiderit; Hilda Bayles, President; Carrie Morris, Vice-PresideP.!; Margaret _Fiu.'riIi~n,_;rreii~~~r;--and_J;tll~h' Lynch, Chaplain. _" -.~ - -, "~;lJ!f'-;路;<: S.~diDg,_.}eft -_to" fi,g~!-:::"-Id~,-:B~uno, Pianist; A~lene Pisano, _Trustee; - JO!i~ph~e Tumine~lo, InSIde Guard; Ann Hallongren, Trustee; Florence Sarlo, -Trustee;- and. Rose ;Palumbo, OutsIde Guarll. - -. -,--:, ... -:,.

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PROVISO LITHUANIAN ATHLETIC CLUB OFFICERS -

1940

Front row, seated, left to right - Stanley Malinowski, Dr. Walter V. Norak, and Peter F. Metl'ik Back row, standing, left to right - John Nm'sntis, Stanley. Shllkaitis. John Martin, and Peter 'Vaichunas.

ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC ACTIO~ (Biel' Georgio Fl'assati) Ol:R LADY OF 1\IT. CAR1\IEL CHURCH Front row, seated, left to right-Nicolina LaSpisa, Recording Secretary; Ollie Kalinanskas, President; and Rosalie Tortorello, VicePl路esident. Back row, standing, left to right-Elizabeth Cl'edit:r, Financial Secretary; Bonfiglio Zanoni, Trcasul'Cl'; and Grace Peb'uzzi, Sgt.-at-Arms.

ST. JOHN'S LITHUANIAN SOCIETY Seated-G. Domaszewicz. Standing, left to right-Anthony Andl'ews, Treasurel'; S. Pabyanskns, Recol'ding Secretary; J. Galeski, Financial Secretary.


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MELROSE PARK KIWANIS CLUB

Front row, left to right-Guy C. Guerine, Lawl'ence ;VIareno, Lorne Essery, C. Collisi, George Bllik, Herman Weiss, and Russell Brown, Second row, left to right-Andy Frenzel, Joseph Antonello, lUfl'ed Cqauss, Rev. W. J. Cramer, George Vogt, Cm'l L. Dehlinger, John G. Carson, and Ralph Bormann. Third row, left to right-Michael J. Laraia, Paul Abate, William J. Drevs, T. J. Knoble, Otto Resnais, E. P. Weissenborn, and Dr. A. W. Trl'yball. :.....~ .

MELROSE PARK LIONS CLUB

Front row, left to right-Ira Robins, treasurer; Peter Metrik, 3rd vice-president; F. O'Leary, secretary; Dl路. N. J. Grunt, JU'esident; Joseph V. Lorenzo, 1st vice-president; Karras, 2nd vice-president; and Dr. 'Valter V.Norak. Second row, left to right-Sam Rubin, director; H. S. Levinthal, Al Le"ine. Sam director; John Decho, Walter Nargee, dh'ector; and Dr. Donald R. Dawson. Third row, left to right-Blaize Kaslanskas, Irving W. Lalonde, and Harry Evans,

Vincent Dr. S. J. Kal)Jan. director.


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SARLO-SHARP POST NO. 368 AMERICAN LEGION

Names of VetCJ'allS in this picture will be found on Page 52

Joseph Sa1'lo was born on May 27, 1895; Died November 10, 1918, the day before the Armistice. He served his country as a Corporal in Co "F" 11th Infantry, U. S. A. W h i I e s h a I' )J shooting from a tree in Argonne region his body was J'iddled with machine gun buUets. His remains were intel'red in the Mense - Arg:mn(' l\merican cemeter~r in Frauc('.

JOSEPH SARLO

HAROLD SHARP Harold SharI> was born on April 1, 11196; Died June 1, 1918. He served his country as a private in Co. 6-2nd Engineers. Reported missing at Chatteau Thiery, June 1, 1918. Remains returned to U. S. in 1926 and buried in Jewish Waldbeim cemetery in Forest Park.


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SARLO-SHARP POST NO. 368 AMERICAN LEGION (Picture on Page 51) Front row, seated, left to right:-Willis Evans, Fred Spriesterbach, Jr. Vice-Commander; Adolph Guenther, •. c;:;omman<ler; C. V. Haight, George F. Hime, Past Commander, 5th District; Ray Evans, IlIlm~diate' Past' Commander; Elmer F. Pflug, Past Commander; Charles Marston, Past Commandg,I:;"a~d"GeorgeLietz, Past Commander. . Second row, .left ,to, right :-Vernon Verdick, Sergeant-at-Arms; Stanley Norris, Chaplain; Hans K. Berg;. Carl.Prell, Charles Reinwand, Joseph Fuschillo, John Kasch ycke, Paul Ramsaier, PeterScittine, and Vito Fiol'e. Third rmv;.left to right :-F. Daniluck, Guy Xaccal'ato, Joseph Culota, Joseph Maczulaitis, William Rezba, Adjutant; Harl'y Lindenbaum, John F. Gibbs, 'Villiam Heaney and Daniel F. Lyons.

ORGAXIZED 1920

Sarlo-Sharp Post 368 American Legion was organized in 1920 by Guy C. Guerine who served as the Post's First Commander. Elected

Commander

1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 __ 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929

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1930 __ 1931 1932 1933 193-1 .. __.. ..__ 1935 1936 1937 1938 .. __ 1939 19-10 __

Guy C. Guerine Dr. E. G. Brust __ George Bosco Dr. G. C. Schockey __ Dr. Prank K. Strzynecki

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L. Castleman L. Castleman L. Castleman George Bosco

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Benjamin J. Allen __.. B. S. Powell R. J. Adams __..__ J. L. Urgo __ Elmer F. Pflug J. A. Christianson __ __.. L. A. Brown Charles H. Marston George Lietz __ Ray S. Evans Adolph Guenther

OFFICERS 1940-41

Commander Senior Vice-Commander Junior Vice-Commander .. __ Adjutant Chaplain .__ __ Finance Officer Sergeast-at-Arms Color Sergeant

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Adolph Guenther C. V. Haight Fred Spriesterbach Wm. Rezba Benjamin Goodall __ C. A. Marston V. Verdick Carl Reinwand

SARLO-SHARP l!NIT NO. 368 OFFICERS 1940-41

President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Chaplain Historian Sergeant-at-Arms

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Mrs. Minnie Tait Mrs. Julia Bronge Mrs. Fred Spriesterbach Mrs. Verne Verdick Mrs. Robert Guerine Mrs. Ben Schill Mrs. Guiseppi Culotta Mrs. William Rezba

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SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION DRUM AND BUGLE CORP Sarlo - Sharp Post 368

PERSONNEL Front row, left to right:-Janet Evans, Andrew Scittine, Anthony Maczulaitis, Betty Jane I\:alasardo, Majorette; John Kaschycke, Jr., 'ViLbcrt Pflug, and Joan E"ans. Center row, (back of majorette)-Elmel' Pflug, Jl'. Back row, left to right :-Ellgene Pl'ell, Benjamin Goodall, Jr., Clarence Miller, Theodore PI't'II, :md John 'ValleI'.

Organized in March 1940 with Mr. John Kaschycke, Chairman cf the S. A. L. Committee, in charge, and Paul Stone in tructof. Their first appearance was made on Decoration Day. The second was in the Chamber of Commerce Diamond Jubilee Parade, Tuesday evening, September 24, 1940.


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VETERANS OF FOREIGN .WARS

Front row, seated, left to ri~ht:-August Raasch, Jr. Vice - Commander; George IJeonard, Adjutant; William Jobelius, Commander; Robert Imbrogno, Quartermaster; and Liugi Patello, Chaplain. Second row, standing, left to right :-Jerry FanelIa, Trustee; Joseph Triola, Officer of the Day; Fred Giersbach, Sr. Vice-Commander; and Andrew Staff, Trustee.

\\\ FOLKS YOU KNOW

)IARY and RUTH l\IICCOI.JIS These two sisters, graduates of Melrose Park school, are making good in Radoiland.

REV. BENJAl\IIN FRANCH Ver)' Rey. Benjamin Franch P.S.S.C., (left) pastor of l\ft. Carmel church, Melrose Park, and his assistant, Re\'. Hector Ansaldi, P.S.S.C.


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WE STLAKE

HOSPITAL

The Westlake Hospital was organized September 12, 1925. The first officers were: Leslie D. Joslyn, M.D., president; Sol. Block, vice-president; Charles Wolf, treasurer; Guy C. Guerine, L. L. B., secretary; John Chiaro, architect. The Board of Directors were: Frank A. Andree, Edmund G. Brust, M. D., Ernest H. Carstens, M. D., Paul B. Kionka, M. D., Walter C. Lovejoy, M. D., and George C. Shockey, M. D. The original cost of the building was about $200,000. The first superintendent was Miss Bessie Barnes, formerly Superintendent of Nurses at ';Vest Suburban Hospital in Oak Park. The first Chief of Staff was Dr. Walter C. Lovejoy. When the hospital was dedicated, it was given a Class A rating by the American COllege of Surgeons, and it has maintained this rating ever since, and is now closing its most prosperous year. Within the last three years, it has reorganized its financial set-up, so that it is an organization not for profit. This plan brings us in line with all our neighboring and competing hospitals, such as Elmhurst, Oak Park, and West Suburban. Westlake Hospital is distinctly a community organization of great value to the 50,000 people living in Proviso township, west of the Desplaines River. The ,present officers of the hospital are: O. O. Rieser, president; superintendent of Richardson Company; Dr. George Shockey, vice-president; Dr. Walter C. Lovejoy,. secretary; and William Collatz, treasurer; and Guy C. Guerine, attorney. . Members of the ;board are: Paul L. Kionka, M. D., Mrs. L. B. Joslyn, E. G. Brust, M. D., Guy C. Guerine, Charles H. Longman, a vice-president of the Chicago Northwesetrn Railway. Miss Mary Barr is superintendent of the hospital and of the nurses. ':.,.

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E. G. Brust Arthur E. Joslyn A. Everette Joslyn Samuel J.Karras P. B. Kionka . E. T. Koppenaal W. C. Lovejoy E. A. Mladick

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

M. F. D. S. J.

B: Murray E. Oakes C. Reeves Schreiber C. Sodora 1. M. Spiesman C. E. Shockey H. E. Smith

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

C. E. Wiley . James B. Waddell C. M. Weinberg W. E. Simmonds M. E. Sweeley A. P. Vincetti Walter Henry Young R. A. Crawford

Associate Dr. Paul J. Arnal Dr. orman B. Benpton Dr. H. P. Knopp

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Dr. H. J. Tosney Dr. J. Peters Dr. L. A. Vertuno

Consultin<T Staff Dr. W. H. Watterson Dr. Summerville

Dr. R. Oldfield Dr. J. H. Skiles

Dr. C. J. Uthoff

Women's Auxiliary Mrs. Carrie Wallingford Mr . Emma Carnes

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MELROSE PARK CYCLONE SCENES

In March 1920, a cyclone visited Meh'ose Park and vicinit~路 and did many thousands of dOll~rs worth o! damage. The top pictm'e was taken on N. Sixteenth avenue and the lower picture on N. Fifteenth avenue.

MELROSE PARK 1920 TORNADO THE STORM

Within the records of local history only three tornadoes have invaded Chicago and its suburbs; and for this reason Cook County has been considered an area immune from storms of a serious character. The tornado of Sunday, March 28, 1920, was unusual in that it struck a wooded district, came early in the year and occurred near a large body of water. A two-pl'onged wind "wept down upon Chi-

cago, striking first iri the vicinity of 54th Street and Archer avenue. \VhirIing north the storm followed a path one half mile wide through Clearing, dropping down upon a few homes in Douglas Park. Here it divided into two sections, one traveling Northwest to Cicero, Maywood and Melrose Park, the main section proceeding northeast to. strike hard 'in .Dun(Continued on Page 57)

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Melrose Park Tornado of 1920 Killed 11 and Injured Over 25 It was just 1:10 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, March 28, 1920, when Melrose Park and Bellwood residents were preparing for their Sunday dinners in the peace and quietude of their family firesides, that the most unwelcome visitor arrived and without warning, began to demolish buildings, disrupt homes and destrDY life and property. It was the tornado of 1920, and many present residents in Proviso Township vividly recall the scenes and sufferings and confusion as though it were yesterday.

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It was the third tornado which the Chicago area ever experienced, and two of them were unwelcome visitors in Melrose Park during a seven year interval. Like some of our hit-andrun automobiles, it struck without warning, killing some, injuring many, toppling buildings over, dodging in and about, having no particular route to follow, but leaving a wide area of destruction in its wake. It demolished the home of Fred Blacklod, 710 N. 16th Avenue; wrecked the C. & N. W . railway station; took the roof off the Citizens' State Bank Building; damaged the Sacred Heart Church and the Melrose Park school; blew down the home of Fred Fippinger and buried him . under its ruins; and injured some 25 or 30 and killed II.

The list of those killed, according to the information furnished by the Star-Porgress, included; William A. Teckmeyer and his wife; William Silk; Joseph Ivansek; Antoinette Lesanski, who was but seven months old; Ben Kaysilan; M. J. McMaster; Mrs. Nellie Butts; Fred Fippinger; Mrs. John King; and two weeks old Philip King. ,. Among the injured the list included: Emil Behnke; Fred Blacklod; Eugene Silk; A. J. Hoste; Joseph Ivanset; Mrs. E. M. Johnson; Ben Kaplan; Charles Kalcottz; Mrs. Edward Knoff; Mrs. Mamie Lahoe; Karl Lesanski; Fred Lockman; Mrs. Fred Lockman; Elmer Osenbough; Mrs. Elmer Osenbough; Sister Caroline; Sister Nicolla; Sister Auttuta-the latter three being nuns in the Sacred Heart church; Albert Schultz; Mrs. Fred Fippinger and her daughter, Gertrude. Several buildings other than those mentioned above were badly damaged. The Home of August Kuise was swept entirely away; part of a bed was left hanging up in a tree; a splinter was driven into a tree on Eighteenth Avenue; a metal painted flag staff with flying colors \\'as blown hither and yon; a lawn mower was left resting on a roof, as was a chair.

Some of Melrose Park's "Firsts" "'Ve Lool, to the Past for Guidance of the Futtll"e."

The first Public School classes were held in a cottage on 16th avenue. North of Lake street. The first Board of Education had as its president, D. L. Morgan, with Gustavis Gehrke a- secretary. The first Church service were hel:! in a -tore bUilding which later became Peter Bohlander's place of business. The first Post Office (Ovington) was at 103 Broadway, now Weissenbo~'n's Men's Shop. The first Postmaster of Ovington was Gusa\' Klug, and of Melrose Park, Louis W. Richter. The first President of Mel~'ose was H. VV. :\lason, and of Melrose Park, Daniel C. Gojen. The first President of the village to be born in Melrose Park is Andy Frenzel the present President. The first President of the Melrose Park Business Men's Association was R. R. Essery. The first President of the Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce was Edgar Fish. The first President of the Melrose Park Kiwanis Club was Frank Andree. The first Comman:!er of the Sarlo-Sharp

Post No. 368, American Legion, was Guy C. Guerine, now' Village Attorney. The first President of the Progressive Men's Club of St. John's Evangelical Church was Fred Schr:Jeder. The fir't Church building was that of the Melrose Park Methodist church at 14th avenue and Superior. The first President of the Eagles was John G. Carson. The first newspaper in Melrose Park was the Melrose Park Tribune.

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ning, the Higgins Road district ;:md Norwood Park. The Effects of the Tornado in Melrose Park Cases reported 233 Cases of relief given 79 Deaths 10 Injured-all degrees 99 Dependents of persons killed __ 9 Homes totally destroyed 32 Gross realty loss __ $318,000.00 Gros personal property loss __ $106,000.00 Red Cross Emergency Relief.... $1,776.45


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1940 EVENTS OF MELROSE PARK January-Claudius Collisi was installed as president of the Melrose Park Kiwanis club. Lorne Essery appointed secretary. Grant School PTA furnish noonday lunches for 200 pupils. Elmer Rubietta, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Rubietta, dies. Stuart Finley wins oratorical contest in Proviso High school. Phyllis Picket became Mrs. Arthur Decker. February-Melrose Park Methodist church Sunday school celebrates 50th anniversary of organization. Joseph Johnson is present superintendent. Sons of American Legion form Drum and Bugle Corps sponsored by Sarlo-Sharp Post American Legion. Judge Jarecki decides against dissolution of Veterans Park district. Mrs. Ida Abrath, long time resident of West Melrose, dies. Anton Prabish passed away. Melrose Park police and firemen accredited first aiders. First Aid station opened in village hall. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steinhebel celebrate 55th wedding anniversary. March-Joseph Mazzula 'wins wrestling match. Violet Johanna Ruu., (nee Schallan) \\'ife of Fred E. Rau, dies on March 2nd. ' April-The "Times" joins the "Leader" and 'becomes the Melrose Park-Times Leader. June-Police Officer Richard shot by pro\yler, taken to Westlake hospital. August F. Voelz, 83, long time resident of Melrose Park, dies June 5th. Albert Hewitt installed president EaO'les 0 F.O.E. Aerie 1952. . July-Armed bandits attempt to rob Melrose Money Exchange. Magdeline Kniffinger, 91, resident of Melros~ Park since 1890, passed away july 26th. Liberty Party picnic at Paul's grove, Sunday, July 28th, attended by huge crowd. Herman Voigt, teacher and principal of St. Paul's ch~rch school for 41 years, passed away suddenly. 111 Cleveland, Ohio, July 18th, while on vacatlOn. Elmer F. Pflug elected Vice-Commander Fifth District American Legion. Robert R. Murphy, principal of Melrose Park school, married Margaret Penman of Springfield, Ill. West Melrose celebrates July 4. Atte~d足 ance more than 3,000; President Andy Frenzel delivered patriotic address. Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Behnke celebrate 30th wedding anniversary. .Andrew Bosco, Sr., 1216 North 33rd Avenue, dies as result of skull fracture. August--Dr. Raymond H. Grunt marries Ruth Margaret Meyer. \V.. H. Coffing resigns from Township Supervisor's Office. September-Huge Jubilee Parade attracting 7500 visitors held September 24th. Myrtle Kunzmann selected as "Queen of

the Jubilee" by .popular vote where more than 100,000 votes were cast. Frank Essig passed away. Custardo wins Rubin's golf tournament played on St. Andrew's course. Anita Novicki returns home safe from war zone. October-Melrose Park Eagles celebrate 30th anniversary. Lucille Bartemio and Carl Price die from result of auto accident. Byron G. Ingram passed away October 21st. Arthur P. Matters elected prseident of Melrcse Park Chamber of Commerce. Lilly Kueker became Mrs. Norman E. Doerr. Bill Smith and Herman Weiss celebrate arrival of grandson. Both claim equal interests in latest addition to both houses. Carmella Bennetdo died October 25th. Raleigh Joyce, colored, killed in auto crash. Hallowe'en celebration parade held October 31st. . XO"l'mber-Frank Vossburg, pioneer, residen , died November 30th. Lorne Essery elected president Kiwanis club. Grant sclfool presents operetta "The Land of Dreams Come True." Nick Th:lmas Accardi, John Thomas Crane, Jr., Peter Caliendo and Ewell John Butagnolio became first four draftees from Melrose Park. Edmund George Brust, Jr., receives commission as Lieut. of Infantry U.S.A. and assigned to the 151st Infantry. K=.me Advisory Board for Draft board NO.7. Dl'cembet'-Business men contribute $300 in prizes to patrons for Christmas. Col Wigglesworth in command of 2nd Regiment. Schumann's Bakery celebrate second anniversary. Movie Christmas party at Melrose theatre. Lions club receive charter from International. John Wolf of Burlington, Wis., former prominent resident of Melrose Park, passed away. Melrose Park Historical, Pictorial Review goes to press. Available soon.

ARMS TRAINING FOR PROVISO STUDENTS More than 1,000 pupils at Proviso high school 'will receive special training in the type of work to be done at the $31,000,000 airplane engine plant to be built in Melrose Park by the Buick division of the General Motors corporation. The training plan was announced by Andy Frenzel, president of the Melrose Park board of trustees, at the board's monthly meeting. E. R. Sifert, superintendent of the school, said the faculty would give the board the fullest cooperation in instructing the students in electrical and sheet metal work in order that they may apply for employment at the plant. The Buick company estimates that approximately 10,000 workers will be employed. It will soon be ready to accept job applications.


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Third row, left to right-J. Belline, coach: M. Ortenzi, business manager; A. Viglione, J. ampanelli, D. Appuzzo, J. Ra<ro, J. Nicosia, R. Weiss, F. Rago, A. Orlandino, C. Scudiel'o, busine" manager; P. Lullo, F. Ommundo, business manager.


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MELROSE PARK GETS BUICK AIRPLANE ENGINE PLANT 125 Acres Purchased for Largest Defense Project in Chicago Area $125,000,000 Total

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MAYOR ANDY FRENZEL To Mayor Andy Frenzel should go m~ch of the credit for ironing out many of the difficulties that confronted those interested in getting Buick to locate their aviatian motor plant here. "We have had the highest cooperation and sincere interest of a number of publicspirited officials," said Dale E. Williams in a statement issued on behalf of Harlow H. Curtice, president of Buick motor division, "and particularly the officials of llelrose Park under the leadership of ~Iayor Andy Frenzel."

LIST BENEFITS of NEW PLANT Below are some of the benefits that this community will derive through the building of the new $31,000,000 aviation motor plant at North avenue and Mannheim road: 1. Give work to approximately 10,000 persons. 2. Add approximately 17 million dollars annually to the pay roll. .. . 3. Provide work and mechamcal trammg for approximately 4,000 boys of high schoOl age. 4. Increase Proviso Township's prestige as a desirable site for industry thru the fact this area was selected by BuiCk officials after a study had been made of facilities in other regions. . 5. Make this community one of the key sections in the nation's air defense program. 6. Bring a new industry to Proviso-the building of aircraft engines, an activity which is believed certain to continue after present defense activities end. 7. Provide a market for the sale of thousands of homes to workers in the new plant. 8. Increase the tax valuation of Melrose Park. 9. Increase real estate values.

Buick Motor division of General Motors Corporation yesterday announced that construction would start in the near future on a $31,000,000 plant just west of Chicago to produce $94,000,000 in Pratt & Whitney airpl~ne engines. The facts about this plant, WhICh represents the largest national defense project to come into the Chicago area, and which will be one of the seven largest employers of labor in the community, are these: Corpdnite name-Aviation Engine Pfant, Buick Motors division, General Motors Corporation. Location-Northeast corner Mannheim Road and North Avenue on a 125 acre tract. $125,000,000 Involved Cost-Construction, tools and equipment will cost $31,000,000 which is financed through the Defense Plant Corporation. Contracts already closed with the United States army an:! those under negotiation involve a total of S94,000,000, over and above the construction costs, so that this becomes a $125,000,000 project. Employment - There will be 10,000 employes, with an estimated $17,000,0~0 ann~al payroll. Except for a few top executIves bemg transferred from the Buick Motors staff in Flint, all these employes will be hired in the Chicago area and will receive the same benefits accorded to all other employes of General Motors Corporation. Plant - Four buildings are planned and 24 test cells. The main manufacturing building, to be 1,305 by 750 feet, will have an area of approximately 1,000,000 square feet, a modern one-story structure. The. three-story and basement office building will be 250 by 60 feet. There will also be an employment and personnel bUilding and the power house. 500 Engines Monthly Product - the plant will be equipped to produce 500 engines monthly-the 1,200-horsepower Pratt & Whitney radial, air-cooled airplane engine. It is anticipated ground may be broken within 45 days. This plant will be largely self-contained, and make complete assemblJ{. The complete engine, tested, will be ready for installation in an airplane when it leaves this plant. The factory site is now just outside corporate limits but is to be annexed to the village of Melrose Park. Dale E. Williams, who was formerly comptroller of Buick Motor division and who became operating manager of Aviation Engine Plant on Jan. 1, issued this statement on behalf of Harlow H. Curtice, president of Buick Motor Division and a vice president and director of General Motors Corporation: "It is believed that the Aviation Engine Plant of Buick Motors Division of General Motors Corporation is ideally located for the purposes of defense production, having adequate railroad service in the midst of an out(Continued on Page 63)


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PLANE PLANTS SPURRING PLANS FOR HOUSING TO COST MILLIONS BY AL CHASE -

Houses costing several路 million dollars are contemplated by various builders to care for a large share of the 14,000 workers to be employed in two Chicago area airplane engine manufacturing plants, it was learned recently. The homes are intended for some of the 10,000 expected to be employed by the Buick division of the General Motors corporation and the 4,000 to Ibe employed by the Studebaker corporation. The Buick plant, costing $31,000,000, is to be built at North avenue and La Grange road, Melrose Park. The Studebaker plant, one of three costing a total of $49,700,000, is to be built at Cicero and Archer avenues, near Chicago airport. It was learned meanwhile that the Defense Plant corporation, subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, paid $940 an acre, or approximately $125,000 for the 133 acre tract for the Buick plant. The Defense Plant corporation is to lease the plant to Buick. Price Includes Haugars

Stephen. Mitchell, attorney for the government in the site purchase, said that this price included hangar and airport facilities on part of the tract, and other improvements. E. P. Querl, manager of the industrial department of the Chicago Association of Commerce is taking title to the various parcels of real estate comprising the 133 acres, all of which were purchased thru Ernest H. Lyons, real estate broker. Deeds to some of the site were recorded during the day. Querl will transfer title later to the government corporation. The largest home building project for the Buick plant workers was announced by Lawrence H. Mills, president of. Mills & Sons, which yesterday took title to 85%, acres half a mile north of the Buick north boundary line and extending from Grand avenue to Fullerton avenue. This land has been platted into 415 50-foot lots. All improvements, including hard-sur-

MELROSE GETS BUICK PLANT (Continued from Page 62) standing labor market and with all other necessary physical facilities available. Officials Aid Move

"The location of this plant in the Chicago area has been made possible only through the co-operation of a number of public officials of the City of Chicago, Cook County, the Sanitary District and Melrose Park. We have had the highest co-operation and sincere interest of a number of public-spirited officials of these respective government divisions, and partiCUlarly the officials of Melrose Park tinder the leadership of Mayor Andy Frenzel."

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paving, are to be installed, Mills said. is to be started shortly on 33 solid mafive room houses, each to cost between and $6,000. Contemplates 415 Houses

Mills said his program contemplates the erection of houses on all of the 415 lots during the next two years. He estimated the total investment in land and buildings at 2~ million dollars. Just southwest of the Mills tract and north of and adjoining the Buick factory site, Frederick H. Bartlett & Co. has 75 quarter-acre lots left in a development where 300 homes recently were built. These are to be improved soon with homes for Buick workers. Directly west of the Buick plant site, the Midland Development company took title to 120 acres. LoW. priced homes are to be built there as part of Midland's 1,000 acre development known as North Lake village. North of the site of Studebaker plant, in the area bounded by Archer avenue, Cicero avenue, 45th street, and Laramie avenue, the Frederick H. Bartlett company has 500 lots. LeRoy Keneval, vice president and sales manager, said that as soon as it can be learned what type housing is needed work will be started on a large number of units. Buys Property 4 Miles Away

The Bartlett company also bought 40 acres on the north side of 87th street, half a mile west of Cicero avenue. This tract is to be platted in half acre home sites, Keneval said, for Studebaker workers. Altho this is four miles south of the plant, it was said that builders had found that many workers prefer to live some distance away from their work, if they are thus enabled to have larger home sites. Commercial realty sales already are active in the neighborhood of both Buick and Studebaker plant sites. One parcel changed hands at $200 a front foot, opposite the Studebaker plant site.

Mr. Williams stated that legal proceedings incident to the acquisition of this property had been under direction of Stephen A. Mitchell of Taylor, Miller, Busch & Boyden, and that architects, would be Albert Kahn Associates, Detroit. In announcing the project, Mr. Williams said that very energy of the Buick organization will be bent to speedy completion of plant and facilities and the launching of actual production. A separate manufacturing organization, headed by Mr. Williams as operating manager, and Joseph G. Hammond, formerly Buick general superintendent as manufacturing manager, and composed of key Buick production and engineering technicians, already has been set up.


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NEW AIRPLANE PLANT

The new $31,000,000 Buick Ayiation Engine plant which will rise on a site formerly occupied by Nor-Mann Airport in Melrose Park. )Iajor defense IJroject, the plant will build iJOO aircl'aft engines a month and employ 10,000 in normal operation.

INSPECT BUICK MOTOR

-Courtesy Melrose Park Times-Leader

The 1200 horsepower Pratt and Whitney aircraft engine Buick will build in its new Melrose Park plant is shown being inspected by company officials. Left to right :-James McDade, production technician; C. N. Ofield, chief inspec tor of aircraft plant; I. H. Larkin, assistant aircraft manufacturing manager; O. W. Young, Buick manufacturing manager; Harlow H. Curtice, Buick president.


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MELROSE PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS The first public school room in Melrose Park was in a cottage on 16th avenue north of Lake street. The first Board of Education had as its president, D. L. Morgan, and its secretary was Gustainis Gehrke. The first Principal of the Melrose Park school was a Mr. Blank and two of the first three teachers were Mrs. Frank Vosburg (nee McGovney) and Miss Gallager. The Maywood, Melrose was the first High School and was organized in 1903. The name was changed to Proviso High in 1911. Two of the three Melrose schools, the Stevenson and Melrose Park, are in School District 89 as the Lincoln in Maywood, where many pupils from Melrose Park attend. Grant school is in District 88. Board of Education -

District 88

The members of the Board of Education of District 88 are-Ira E. Garman, President; J. H. Williamson, Secretary; Members: Edward Dickman, George路 Miers, Frank ovak, Raymond Woolever, and Frank Crockett. Those of District 89-

L. D. Allen, President; Sidney R. Tarkoff, Secretary; Members: Lewis Nelson, Fred C. Felsch; C. C. Jacoby; Ray J. McEvoy, Lewis M. Bacall, Dr. RQ'bert N. Warren, Joseph V. Lorenzo, and Ray O. Williams The total enrollment (1940) is-Elementary, 2927. There are 1459 pupils attending the public schools, (Grant, 272; Lincoln, 466; Melrose Park, 451; and Stevenson, 270), and 848 in parochial schools, (Mt. Carmel, 290; Sacred Heart, 133, and St. Paul's 425) and 620 students from Melrose Park are in Proviso High school.

THE GREAT WHITEWAY AND THE MILKY WAY: Both are Symbols of Progress Diamond Jubilee time is the time for taking "stock" for now, if ever, we have the opportu:"'.ity to see and appreciate the achievements of the past. Take, for example, this matter of the community milk supply. Today, our milk supply is safeguarded for us by every means known to science and dairy industry. Furthermore, we know more today about milk, the food. The advance of nutritional science has given us a newer knowledge of those vitamins and minerals and those other valuable food elements which cause milk to be known as our Number One Protective Food. Aiding such scientific work are non-profit organizations such as the Milk Foundation whose sole reason for being is to serve the community interests in increasing the consumption of milk. Work with youngsters in the schools, with factory and office employees, with doctors and dentists, with nutritionists and beauticians-all are phases of this promotion utilized by the Milk Foundation. Another aspect. of the work of this organization is the pre.paraticfoL and distriJbution of reducing diet guides, reCIpe books, menu suggestions and food budgets which are a great help to Mrs. Home-. maker. If you are interested in receiving any or all of these above-mentioned helps, simply call or write: The Milk Foundation, 75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago. Andover 1545.

MT. CARMEL CHURCH (Continued from Page 38) The ]\faterial Need of His People

MELROSE PARK SCHOOL Lake street-17th to 18th avenue District 89

The first principal of the Melrose Park school was a Mr. Bland, and one of its first hree teachers wa Mrs. Frank Vosburg, (nee :\lcGoveny) who taught for 22 years and was principal for 11. The officers of the Melrose Park School P.-T.A. for 1940 are: John Miller, President; :\lrs. Christine Tortorella, Vice-President; Mrs. Frances Dixon, Secretary; Mrs. R:Jse Larry, T,easurer. The P.-T.A. was organized in 1926 with Pa_cal Caffero, being its first president. Boy Scout Troop o. 111 (sponsored by P.-T.A.) John H. Prater, Scout Leader Girls Club-Mrs Frances Blucker and Mrs. lary Brown, leaders. This school is well equipped with all modern facilities, of radio installation, library, gymnasium and excellent recreation facilities for its 18 teachers and 451 pupils.

In the same year he asked the Partcula Council of Chicago of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to establish a Conference of the Society in the Parish to look after the need of the pO:Jr of the parish and the Conference is still active at the present day. Societies of the Parish

With the completion of all the buildings Father Franch concentrated his mind on the various organizations to be organized in the church. His ability as an organizer and leadership can best be demonstrated with facts and figures. At present the number of members compo ing each unit is as follows: Holy Name Society, Sr 110 Holy Name Society, Jr 119 Christian Mothers Society 170 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Sodality 57 Young Ladies' Sodality 120 Children of Mary 104 Pir Giorgio Frassati Ass'n of of Catholic Action 63 St. Vincent de Paul Society 12 Parochial Choir 40


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DR. A. P. VINCENTI Health Commissioner

GUY C. GUERINE Attorney

WILLIAM F. ZECH Building Commissioner GEORGE BOSCO Police Magistrate

ROBERT WIGGLESWORTH Chief of Police

TONY PRIGNANO Chief of Fire Dept.

FRANK SCHULEWITZ Supt. of Water Works

PETER TASSI Maintenance Supervisor LIBRARY BOARD

LEONA L. HORGAN Presidznt IDA BRUNO Secretary LEONARD CANNELLA PAUL LASKOWSKI JESSIE B. LEWIS SOPH IA M. TUTTLE "

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GUY C. GUERINE Attorney

WILLIAM F. ZECH Building Commissioner

ROBERT WIGGLESWORTH Chief of Police

TONY PRiGNANO Chief of Fire Dept.

FRANK SCHUlEWITZ Supt. of Water Works

PETER TASSI Maintenance Supervisor

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NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY that big, new General Electric Refrigerator you've been wanting. Prices are lowest, terms are easiest in G路E historyl Proof of the outstanding value a General Electric Refrigerator oflers at present prices is the fact that America is buying them at the rate of one a minute!

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all that' a month this t~ buy 6 cu. ft. G.E R Y *:qll'pped IS

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Everything You Want, Everything You Need In a Refrigerator - Plus the Enduring Economy of a General Electric-And Remember, Prices are Lowest and Terms Easiest in General.Electric History! Conditioned Air. Controlled humidity and temperature, and constant circulation of freshened air.

SelectiveStorageZones. From sub-freezing crisping.

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Wallace Paint & Appliance Co.

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Telephone Melrose Park 114 MELROSE PARK

115 BROADWAY

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Mayrose Motors, local Chrysler and Plymouth distributor at 1204-06 W. Lake street, Melrose Park, was organized by Andrew H. Renzas in 1934. Since the purchase of their building, later, great strides have been taken toward its modernization. During the year 1940 Andy formed a partnership with his two sons, George H. Renzas and Wesley L. Renzas. George is the manager of the parts department, and Wesley is a member of the sales force. They have a 100% factory approved service station, and have. been acclaimed by the Chrysler Corporation as having ·"one of the most beautiful auto-

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Anllst!'ong Quaker Rugs Congo!cum Gold Seal Rugs Flexsteel Springs Gibson Refrigerators Moore Gas Ranges and Oil Heaters Laun Occasional Furniture Flexsteel Parlor Suites Kroll Baby Buggies and many other lines

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Everhot Mfg. Co. Maywood, Illinois

1821 West 33rd Place Telephone LAFayette 2000-1

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS

Ronzoni Macaroni Products Ravioli Mushroom Sauce 8 E. Hubbard St.

Cheese Chicago

Freddy's Bakery G. BUlmann, Prop. BAKERY PRODUCTS OF QUALITY Phone Melrose Park 5850 Melrose Park, Ill.

Fry's Standard Service TIRES

TUBES

General Teamsters, Chauffeurs and HellJerS Union Local 782 John Baggot, Secretary 12 North Fifth Avenue

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BUY and SAVE at

Grace Style Shops Dresses - Millinery - Coats and Suits 47 S. LaGrange Rd. La Grange, III.

142 Broadway Melrose Park, Ill.

Phone Melrose Park 3000

CLINIC BLDG.

Guy C. Guerine

BATTERIES

Phone Melrose Park 9095

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3259 Lake Street, Melrose Park

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Florence Food Specialties

1510 Main Street

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Residence: l\1elrose Park 5849

Sam Cerniglia & Co.

Chicago Federal Savings and Loan Association

ExcaYating Contractors

One North LaSalle Street CHICAGO

900 Desplaines Avenue

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1821 West 33rd Place Telephone LAFayette 2000-1

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'UP,dM " ..

Specialties

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS

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Cheese

8 E. Hubbard St.

Chicago

General Teamsters, Chauffem's and Helpers Union Local 782 John Baggot. Secretary 12 North Fifth Avenue

Maywood

Freddy's Bakery G. Bulmann. Prop.

BAKERY PRODUCTS OF QUALITY Phone Melrose Park 5850 Melrose Park, Ill.

1510 Main Street

Fry's Standard Service TIRES

TUBES

BATTERIES

Telephone LaGrange 4718 BUY and SAVB at

Grace Style Shops Dresses - Millinery - Coats and Suits 47 S. LaGrange Rd. La Grange, Ill.

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The Perfect Mixer

Old Colony Beverage Co.

HENRY BURKHARDT, IXC. Bottler of Carbonated Beverages Tel. CANal 0436 606 W. 18th Street

Chicago

3423 West 13th Place Chicago

Compliments Compliments of of

Clauss Coal and Fuel Oil

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We Handle Complete Lines of Solid

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Office: Forest 1439

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Phone Melrose Park 711 MELROSE PARK

Residence: Melrose Park 5849

Sam Cerniglia & Co.

Chicago Federal Savings and Loan Association

ExcaYating Contractors

One North LaSalle Street

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Construction, Cooking and Baking Possibilities Ever~'

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Sinclair Refining Co. (Inc.)

INSIST ON A CROWN

31st and Lake St. Melrose Park, Illinois

Crown Stove Works

Phone: Elmhurst 1605 Melrose Park 9020 Eucli(l 226 and 227

Chicago

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All Photographs

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DIAMOND JUBILEE OFFICIAL BOOK

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A Complete Line of Building Material & Artistic Chimney Pots

Manhole and Catch Basin Blocks Pottsco Light Weight Building Units

Franklin Park, Ill.

Euclid 515

Austin 3502

Franklin Park 470 - Lackawanna 9676

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Incorporated Cook County, Illinois Organized 1928

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Headquarters, 1117 Troost Avenue

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CONCRETE PRODUCTS 1335 Circle Ave.

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Forest Park, Illinois

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Phone Melrose Park 647 MELROSE PARK, ILL.

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Compliments

"Serves You Right !"

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ELMER F. PFLUG

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INSURANCE

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Schamberger Bros., Inc.

Compliments "Three E"

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Chicago

Melrose Park, Illinois

Dealers Transport Co.

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100 West 91st Street AUTOMOBILE FORWARDING Phone COM. 3111

Chicago

COMPLIMENTS

1510 Madison Street MAYWOOD, ILLINOIS Maywood 8600

1200 Lake Street MELROSE PARK. ILL. Melrose Park 8300

Dur-O-L'ite

WATERWORRS CONTRACTORS

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TEST BORII GS PUMP REPAIRS LARGE HOLES for FOOTI GS COMPLETE WATERWORKS SYSTEMS

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Color Photo Service, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

Webster 2504 608 S. Dearborn St. CHICAGO, ILL.

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Phone CANal 2632

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Joan Harper

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. Compliments of

McLELLAN'S The Friendly Store ':5c to $1.00 W. P. RLx, I\lgr.

Broadway, Melrose Park

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Melrose Park 615

Melrose Park. 111.

Compliments of the

Melrose Theatre Vincent O'Leary, Mgr. "'I I P I 774 II erose a1' .:

Roscoe Overall Laundry & Uniform Supply Co. 3519 West Harrison

KEDzic 3803

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Telephone ANDover 1545 75 E. Wacker Drive

Chicago

JIerr~'-'Go-Rounds

Ferris Wheels Featuring "THE ROCKET"

Miller Amusement Enterprises C. E. Miller. Manager Clean Amusements

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS O"fic~ and Warehouse ;'30 West 59th Street Tel. Englewood 7077-8-9 MICHAEL MOORE HUGH O'DONNELL Phone University 1930 Phone Columbus 2295 Established 1880

Moore and O'Donnell Co. Monuments and Mausoleums

Hillside, Illinois Represented by JOSEPH P. CROWLEY

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125 Broadway

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OUR MOTTO 'Always the Finest in Entertainment for our Friends"

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Builders of NORTHLAKE VILLAGE

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Chicago

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Asphalt and Asbestos Roofings and Sidings - Built-Up Roofing Materials - Building Papers - Roof Coatings Rock Wool Insulation - Asbestos Wall Panels

Liberty Bottling Co., Inc. Phone LAWndale 2878

Chicago

DELDE Machine Works

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ELECTRIC AND ACETYLENE WELDING Melrose Park 2340

Upstairs at 136 Broadway

MELROSE PARK, ILL.

Service at All Times MELROSE PARK

2309 West Lake Street

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GREETINGS

Day Phone-Mel. Pk. 3070 Night Phone-Mel. Pk. 2313

LOANS UP TO $300 On Your Salary, Furniture or Auto

CITIZENS LOAN CORP. 7 S. Dearborn STA 5000 811 W. 63rd 5967 W. Madison AUS 7300 1608 Belmont 2756 N. Kimball SPA 4300 1604 E. 79th St. 6240 Cottage Grove F AI 0600 Chicago

NOR 5700 LAK 7300 REG 5600

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Marsicano's Pharmacy Frank Marsicano. R. Ph. G.

::l004 Lakp Stl'pet

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Municipal Engineers

Chicago Terminal 2432 So. Canal Street

Sewers

Paving

Water 'Vorks

Phone VICtory 4900

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Roy Hartless Linen Supply Co.

INLAND TRADING CO.

4719 West Lake Street Phone Austin 0639

ARE BEST ASK FOR THEM BY NAME

Chicago. Ill.

Rogers Park 2872 3455 W. Tonhy Ave., Chicago

ENJOY

COMPLIMENTS OF

Sealtest • Supervised ICE CREAM Produced by CHAPELL Ice Cream Co.

HYDROX Corporation

THOMPSON Ice Cream Co.

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Jewel Food Stores Melrose Pari., Ill.

116 Broadway

AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Mortgages, Insurance, Collections

Kaplan's Shoe

Stor~

Phone Maywood 6370 . 605 Lake Street

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Maywood. Ill.

DEPENDABLE

Melrose Park

144 Broadway

SERVICE

CALL

Wm. G. Korrell

Imperial Trucking Corp.

Coal _ Solvay Coke _ Cinders

GENERAL CARTAGE CONTRACTORS

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Busses for all Occasions 2145 S. Fifth Ave. Harry E. Parsons

Maywood. Ill.

MELROSE PARK Special Assessment Service

The BEATTY

BELLWOOD STATE

BANK

2606 St. Charles Road, Bellwood

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Deposit

Insurance

Corporation

TELEPHONE CENTRAL 3309 Lots For Sale in Melrose Park

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Telephone Bellwood 921

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STORAGE

John Baer Local and Long Distance Hauling

All Improvements in and Paid for. Chicago Title & Trust Guaranty Policy on each Purchase.

PIANO AND FURNITURE MOVING Insured Carriers 145 North 20th Ave. Melrose Park, Ill.

ANTONELLO'S PHARMACY Jos. Antonello. R. Ph. In Melrose Park Since 1921

Compliments of

Bailey & Voigts Tires - Tubes - Batteries - Accessories Telephone Melrose Park 4425

138 BROADWAY Phone 712

15M West Lake Street Melrose Park

Melrose Park, 111. Compliments of

Andrews Hardware Store 1904 Lake Street Melrose Park

CONTRACTORS

INC.

"Quality Foods Since 1899"

900 So. Desplaines Avenue Forest 1439

Compliments of JOE

OLSON'S

Arthur Olson Sec·y-Treas.

Groceries - Meats JULIUS W. TRENKLER

D. L. AMICI CO.

NICK

Compliments of Ole Christensen Vice Pres.

Phone River Grove 1394-2688 Chicago, Ill. 7330 W. North Ave.

Compliments Gf

Forest Park

Eric Olson Pres.

Restaurateurs and Caterers

Telephone Melrose Park 745

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COMPLIMENTS GEO.

Bosco Bros. Bowling Alleys 12 Regulation Tournament Alleys

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Ritz Clothiers

For Reservations Phcne Maywood 2449 12 S. 19th Ave.

Maywood

161 Broadway, Melrose Park

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Melrose Park, Ill.

In Bottles ... On Tap At the Better Places

Phone Meh'ose Park 1770

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United States Brewing Co.

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COMPLIMENTS

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Broadwa~'

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Furnace - Boilers - Stokers - Oil Burners Plumbing Supplies

Harry Young

Western Supply and Furnace Co.

Automobile Parts

Heating and Ventilating Contractors Steam and Hot Water Heating

MELROSE PARK 793

2009 Lake St.

Melrose Park

1010-16 St. Charles Road, Maywood, Ill. PHONES: MAYWOOD 22;

MANSFIELD 8787

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Sidney R. Tarkoff

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5 Broadway

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River Forest Phone: Forest 2523 Oak Park Phone: Euclid 6964

SMITH-OLSON Awning Company Manufacturers and Designers PHONE KEDZIE 8280 Chicago

3842 West Madison Street

Puttkammer Brothers

Melrose Park 2302

Melrose Printing Co. "Pleasing Printed Products" H. E. LARSEN 1017 N. 16th Avenue

431-127 N. Dearborn St. Tel. Central 0788 CHICAGO

Melrose Park, Ill.

Genera] Contractors All Types of Building and Alterations All Kinds of Brick, Tile, Fire Brick and Cement Work Phones-Maywood 6671-Forest 3394-Melrose Pk. 2319 Estimates Furnished

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Melrose Park 9738

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BEERS - WINES - LIQUORS

100 North 24th Avenue, Melrose Park

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Melros.e Park 4331

_ _ _B_E_E_R_-_W_I_N_E_S_-_L_I_Q_U_O_R_S_-_CI_G_A_R_S__ Telephone Melrose Park 9747

Jake's Tavern

Village Tavern

2414 Lake Street

Bill Smith Pabst Blue Ribbon on Draft Hot and Cold Sandwiches - Wines and Liquors

Melrose Park, Ill,

9730

Puk

Vick's Tavern 100 Broadway. Melrose Park

Anton's Tavern

1808 'Vest Lake Street, Melrose Park

Log Cabin Inn

101 North 11th Avenue, Melrose Park Telephone Melrose Park 689 RICHARD PEARSON. President Illinois Retail Liquor Dealers Ass'n., Local No. 30

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BEERS - WINES - LIQUORS We Invite Inquiries regarding Accommodations for Private Parties

1910 Main Street Melrose Park 975U

Telephone Melrose Park 9718

1610 North Avenue, Melrose Park

714 Broadway Telephone Melrose Park 4468 JOHN WITORT, Treasurer Illinois Retail Liquor Dealers Ass'n.. Local No, 30 Phone Seeley Oi71 - 0772

Not Inc.

"Vinkler Motor Service

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Your Neighborhood Laundry All Services

CHICAGO

7i28 W. Grand Avenue

Melrose Park 306U

West Towns Furniture Co. Fine Fm'niture

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,WOODLAWN The Memorial Park - Non-Sectarian Cermak Road, West of Harlem Ave" Phone Forest 212

Compliments of

5409 West Lake Street

518 S, Fifth Ave.

Chicago

Chicago, III.

Western ,Wet Wash Laundry

Maywood 5110

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Special Masonic Section - Carillon Chimes and Sacred Hymns at every Service - Family's Selection

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TUFTS Fireproof Warehouse

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Columbus 0624

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Suburban Motors

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John Witort's Tavern

Millie's Tavern

Amelia Trusk. Proprietor

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Schultz Tavern

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Local No. 30

'Vholesale Tobaccos, Inc. Wholesale Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobacco 6009 Broadway, Chicago

148 Broadway

Elmwood Park

912 St.

Tel. LONgbeach 2307

Charles' Road,

Maywood,

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Orfei

Co~struct~ol}

Compliments of the

Company

5 Broad\.vity Melrose Park

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161 Broadw~y

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Miltburn Drug Co. 101 Broadway

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160 N. LaSalle Street

CHICAGO

Melrose Park

State 4426

Bourbon at Its Best

We Invite You to Come in and Look Around

Compliments of

Midwest Transfer Co. 1310 St. Charles Road. Maywood

Phone Maywood 2039

Phone Melrose Park 3313 Della Lynch, Prop. -Ours Is The Complete ServiceOil Shampoo, Tonic Rinse, Quick Dry Wave Set, Comb-Out and Lacquer Mon.· to Thurs. 60c FrL and Sat. 75c

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A. H. D'Anza REMBRANDT GIFT SHOP Phone Maywood 396 519 Lake St. Maywood, Dl. Picture•. Framing. Mirrors. Lamps. Costume Jewelry, Art Goods, Large Assortment of Knick-Knacks. Brackets. Tables and Etc, Many Gifts Shown We Manufacture Ourselves

Compliments of

MAYBELLE BEAUTY SHOPPE

Blessed Agnes

Creator of Distinctive Coiffures 1518 Lake Street Melrose Park, III.

Commercial High School

The AIRE-FLOW HEATING CO. LENNOX FURNACE AND AIR CONDITIONING

General Cement Contractors

We Repair, Clean and Service All Makes of Heating Equipment. Phone Maywood 9409 819 So. 5th Ave. Maywood, Ill.

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Albin Carlson & Co. Telephcne Austin 0897 5942 W. Chicago Ave.

TROPHY

Phone Melrose Park 3000

PREMIUM BEER

Chester M. Carson

BIRK BROS. BREWING CO. Since 1891 Webster and Wayne Avenues

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Chicago

LINcoln 7600

Bonnie Bee Food Mart John Gustainis, Prop.

LAWYER CLINIC BUILDING

Melrose Park, Ill.

SECURITIES COLLECTIONS REAL ESTATE - INSURANCE

Central Realty Company

18t.h Avenue & Main Street

1912 Lake Street

i\felrose Park, Ill.

Melrose Park, Illinois

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ED. PRIGNANO

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Building - Remodeling 5213 W. Cermak Road. Cicero,

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Private Ambulance Residence Phone 6074 Night Calls will receive

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Telephones: Rockwell 4320, Cicero 2655

Office Phone 635 1810·'·Lake Street

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Open 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. including Sundays and Holidays

Prompt Attention . Melrose Park,

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Compliments of .,

i Salvatore Roselli Memorials, Inc. Phone Hillside 1950-Estebrook 1133

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IDLLSIDE, ILL.

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RAU'S BAKERY

2201 Lake Street, Melrose Pa rk

Dine & Dance

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141 Broadway

Fish Fry Every Friday Chicken Fry Evel'y Saturday

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Roosevelt Cartage Co., Inc.

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Phone Melrose Park 776

WELDING -

1314 West Randolph Street

BOILER REPAIRING

MELROSE PARK 9756

CANal 70S0

Chicago, IU.

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Rubin's Army Store

Schumann's Bakery We Specialize in

145 Broadway

Birthday .md Wedding Cakes

MELROSE PARK

110 Broadway

Seegers' Hardware

Schneider Bros. Coal Co.

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Compliments of

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COMPLIMENTS

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AUTOMATIC CONTROLS MlKOK> CONTROLS ARE HIGHLY DEVELOPED INSTRUMENTS WITH A 'ACkGROUHD Of MANY YEARS OF EXPfRllNCE. THEY HAVE PROVEN THEtR MERITS IN THOUSANDS Of IN. STALLATtONS.. A COMPUTE UNE Of MERCOID CONTROLS AVAILAIlE FOR HEATlNG. A. COMDIT1ONING AND l£fItlGUAnOH APPLKAnONS.. MERCOID CONTlOLS HAV£ MANY 'ATlNTtD flAMES THAT ARE lHVALUA8L.E.• SEALED M£KUtY CONTAO swtTCHtS AlE US(D THIOUGHOUT. THEY AlE HOT AmCTED IY DUST. MT OR COIROSI'V£ GARS AND WJlL O'[lAn INDEnHtTELY WITHOUT DETEItIOlATION.• WHEN YOU USE MO<()C) CONTROlS. YOU MAY IE ASSURED THAT YOU HAV£ THE I(ST THAT MONEY CAN IUY

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Silver Creek Coal Co.

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Geueral Office: 2200 So. Loomis Street

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Mays Ia k e R et rea t H ouse Every Week-End For Reservations Phone FATHER OLIVER

HARRISON 2110

St. George School for Girls and Small Boys

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School Sisters of Notre Dame

St. Augustine Bowling Alleys & Gymnasium

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Compliments of

Day and Boarding _ Non-Sectarian Kindergarten through 8th Grade Music - Art - Dancing - Dramatics Accredited

YARDS: Loomis at 22nd Street 1804 Lawrence Avenue 8571 Baltimore Avenue CHICAGO

Ambulance

Telephone Maywood 14,

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These Firms and Individuals Extend Their Greetings and Welcome You to Their Establishments.

J. W. ALBRIGHT Public Accountant BELlwood 7534 2714 St. Charles Road

Maywood Auto Wreckers Bellwood

Automatic Heating Sales - Service Oil Bnrners - Furnace & Boiler Units , MELrose Park 3788 - 3777 1201 'V. Lake Street l\lelrose Park

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MELROSE PARK FLORIST MELrose Park 709 17th & Main Streets Melrose Park Branch - North Ave. near Mannheim Rd.

Coal and Coke 2314 Main Street Melrose Park MELl'ose Park 741

Cadmium, Nickel, Silver, Copper, Brass and Chrome Plating MELrose Park 2366 1528 N. 34th Avenue Melrose Park

R. P. BOHLANDER, Florist

N. Q. NIELSON

Wholesale and Retail HILlside 924 RFD No.1, Melrose Park

Greenhouses, Hillside

Jeweler MAYwood 192 710 S. Fifth Avenue

Maywood

19th Avenue Service Station

Broadway Public Market MELrose Park 3344 135 Broadway Melrose Park

Texaco Products MAYwood 4640 1819 St. Charles Road

Maywood

T. E. BURNETT & SON

Proviso Food Products Company

Painters and Decorators MAYwood 40 832 S. 15th A,renue Maywood

l\lfgrs of Fancy Nut Spreads-"Lunch-on" FORest 3878 621 DesPlaines Avenue Forest Park

John G. Carson & Son

Otto Reich Monument Co.

Real Estate - Loans - Insurance 102 Broadway Melrose Park

"Rock of Ages" Memorials FORest 165 800 S. DesPlaines Avenue Forest Park

CITY ICE & FUEL CO.

J. A. SZERBINSKI

HILlside 5208 \Volf Road & Lake Street Melrose Park

Radio Sales and Service MELrose Park 9790 1208 \V. Lal,e Street Melrose Pari,

CLAUDE B. HARRIS

THORHAUG BAKERIES, Inc.

Lawrence Linoleum & Carpet Co. 1<'1001' Covering Contractors

VILlage 9331 1116 Madison Street

Oal, Park

MAC'S SERVICE STATION Gas and Oils MAYwood 9536 400 Madison Street

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BIEDERSTADT COAL CO.

Illteriol' Furnishings and Accessories MAYwood 417 o 616 Lake Street Maywool:l

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MAYwood 9553 1217 Greenwood Avenue

MAYwood 1430 1304 S. Fifth Avenue

Maywood

Village Ice & Coal Co. MAYwood 4545 9th Avenue & I.C.R.R.

Broadview

West Town Distributors

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Maywood

Fox Head Beer MELrose Park 3331 1417 N. 22nd Avenue Melrose Park

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A. F. AKKERON, M. D. MELrose Park 721 Melrose Park

In Melrose Park

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LOUISE BEWERSDORF, M. D. MELrose Park 650 101 Broadway

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Melrose Park

R. H. GRUNT, M. D. Melrose Park 6930 Residence Phone MELrose Park 3040 106 Broadway Melrose Park

N. J. GRUNT, D. D. S. Melrose Park 6930 Residence Phone MELrose Park 2322 106 Broadway Melrose Park

I• • Double Come Back Inn I• 1911-1913 LAKE STREET

Melrose Park 9740 C. Chiaramonti

Melrose Park 3389

WM. C. MASSLOW, M. D. FORest 255 Residence Phone FORest 98 7444 Madison Street Forest Park

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W. V. NORAK, M. D. MELrose Park 660 10 N. Broadway

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MELrose Park 600 - 712 Residence Pl10ne FORest 1616 146 Broadway Melrose Park

A. P. VINCENTI, M. D.

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JOHN _W. VERTUNO, M. D.

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Diamond Jubilee  

A pictorial, historical review of Melrose Park, Illinois 1882-1940 courtesy of the Melrose Park Chamber of Commerce

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