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  • Chicago Greek Daily -- January 01, 1932
    The Feast of the St. Helen Ladies' Society

    The Feast of Vasilopita, (cutting of the New Year's cake), with dance by the ladies of the St. Helen parish, will be held, Sunday, Jan. 3, 7:30 P.M., in the hall of St. Constantine and St. Helen church.

    Proceeds of this affair will go for the needs of the Korais school.

    The Feast of Vasilopita, (cutting of the New Year's cake), with dance by the ladies of the St. Helen parish, will be held, Sunday, Jan. 3, 7:30 P.M., in the ...

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    III B 3 b, III C, I B 4, I A 2 c, II B 1 c 3
  • Chicago Greek Daily -- January 01, 1932
    The Feast of St. Nicholas Ladies' Society

    p. 1.- The Ladies of St. Nicholas parish are preparing for a sumptuous feast to be held in the hall of St. Nicholas church, Sunday, Jan. 3rd, in which, according to the Greek custom, the "Vasilopita" (Special New Year's Cake), will be cut.

    The ladies of this organization, distinguished always for their kindness and politeness, will receive the guests after which there will be dancing and entertainment.

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    p. 1.- The Ladies of St. Nicholas parish are preparing for a sumptuous feast to be held in the hall of St. Nicholas church, Sunday, Jan. 3rd, in which, according ...

    Greek
    I B 4
  • Jewish Forward -- January 01, 1932
    Famous Jewish Philanthropist Feels Somewhat Better

    The condition of the famous Jewish philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald, improved somewhat yesterday afternoon. His five children were at his bedside at his home in Ravinia, where he has been confined for the past six months.

    The doctors admitted that there is no hope for the famous philanthropist to survive, though they believe that he may last for some time. Mr. Rosenwald, who is 69 years old, was born in Springfield, Illinois, of Jewish parents immigrated from Germany.

    Mr. Rosenwald began his career in the clothing business and now is the head of Sears, Roebuck and Company.

    The condition of the famous Jewish philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald, improved somewhat yesterday afternoon. His five children were at his bedside at his home in Ravinia, where he has been confined ...

    Jewish
    IV, II A 2, II D 10
  • Chicago Jewish Chronicle -- January 01, 1932
    (No headline)

    The needs of Chicago for the relief of the unemployed was estimated by Samuel A. Goldsmith, executive director of the Jewis Charities of Chicago, at $25,000,000 for the year of 1932, at a hearing before the La Follette Senate Sub-Committee on unemployment. Mr. Goldsmith estimated that 1/3 of the population of Illinois is out of work.

    Mr. Goldsmith said that it was essential that federal unemployment relief be extended.

    The needs of Chicago for the relief of the unemployed was estimated by Samuel A. Goldsmith, executive director of the Jewis Charities of Chicago, at $25,000,000 for the year of ...

    Jewish
    II D 1
  • Chicago Greek Daily -- January 01, 1932
    There is One Good Omen

    Although the first of the year is not any different from any other days, we have some to believe that on this day a new year begins which all of us hasten to welcome and celebrate as the best omen of happiness and properity. We offer one another hearty wishes that the new year become like a spring giving every good thing in life.

    In this beautiful custom we would not fall short, ourselves, in spite of the fact that the new year's foreleadings are not so happy and prosperous as long as we continue in such a severe economic crisis.

    Addressing outselves to Greeks, we have reasons to believe that, no matter how depressing conditions are, the Greek-Americans will face the crisis with their usual fortitude show in critically hard times. Because this is the characteristic of our race---to show an indomitable endurance and to successfully overcome the obstacles with courage and perseverance. We must not have the least doubt that the Greeks of America will show up these qualities in the difficult times now confronting us.

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    It is true and indisputable, that the Greeks have suffered great disasters, and that every Greek is engaged, today, in a desperate struggle for existence in this country. THeir property has been almost eliminated; their business is in danger of being destroyed; but it is equally true that they are facing all these difficulties with a courage, and an inward conviction, that tells them they will come out victorious.

    The present crisis is undoubtedly unique in the history of humanity and there is no way of comparing it with previous economic crisis. It is for this reason that no man can foresee its course.

    There is one thing certain and indisputable, namely, that the situation has gotten out of control of the ones in power. That things have taken a direction towards happiness and prosperity and he who would last to the end shall be saved.

    3

    It is for this reason we commit ourselves with conviction in regards to the Greeks, that they will come out victorious because they, in particular, possess characteristic qualities of patience, persistence, perseverance, which, in difficult times, they know how to utilize, and just for that, we not only wish but steadfastly believe that the New Year will prove a happy one for them.

    S. P. Kotakis.

    Although the first of the year is not any different from any other days, we have some to believe that on this day a new year begins which all of ...

    Greek
    I C
  • El Nacional -- January 02, 1932
    New Directorate

    On December 20th the Latino-Americano Cultural Club celebrated the election of its new governing board. The elected members, who took up the duties of their offices at the beginning of this month, are:

    Mr. Francisco Zuniga, President; Mr. Higinio M. Moreno, Vice-President; Miss Maria Luisa Cariba, Secretary; Mrs. Lupe Plaza, Sub-Secretary and Mr. Santiage Zamora, Treasurer.

    On December 20th the Latino-Americano Cultural Club celebrated the election of its new governing board. The elected members, who took up the duties of their offices at the beginning of ...

    Spanish
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  • El Nacional -- January 02, 1932
    Return

    The distinguished lady Mrs. Rosa Salazar de Enciso, wife of Mr. Blas Enciso, accompanied by her children, returned with their attendants from their vacation in Mexico.

    She was welcomed home last Sunday by the many friends of the family here.

    The distinguished lady Mrs. Rosa Salazar de Enciso, wife of Mr. Blas Enciso, accompanied by her children, returned with their attendants from their vacation in Mexico. She was welcomed home ...

    Spanish
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  • El Nacional -- January 02, 1932
    Sport Movement

    In connection with our plans to form a base-ball team for the 1932 season, which will be entered in the semi-professional league, we have the pleasure to announce that Mr. Henry Rosas will cooperate with us. He will take active part in the formation of the team. And, for the sport of it, he has voluntarily offered his services as coach. Mr. Rosas is well trained in all phases of the sport, and for several years managed the Mexican team with much success.

    All who are interested may report to him in order to sign up for the team. Happy New Year.

    In connection with our plans to form a base-ball team for the 1932 season, which will be entered in the semi-professional league, we have the pleasure to announce that Mr. ...

    Spanish
    II B 3
  • El Nacional -- January 02, 1932
    The Silver Streaks Quintet

    That the preponderant power of the Silver Streaks "five" is a menace to every team of its class is being proven by the successes of these young men who, by-the-way, are Mexicans. Concrete evidence of this was shown in the recent games with the powerful Marte and Southern Arrows teams, both of South Chicago.

    In each of these contests the Silver Streaks triumphed with a score decidedly crushing.

    During the night games of December 17th and 21st. they were victorious with a score of 20 to 17 and 27 to 8 respectively. In their last encounter with the Southern Arrows they piled up a score of 24 to 8, showing that this quintet of audacious players need a wider field of action with opponents of greater skill.

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    All of this shows that the Silver Streaks is in evidence as one of the units of the Chicago Boys' Club which has taken a decided part in developing physical culture among its members, and whose accomplishment as authentically proven by its activities gives the Silver Streaks a worthy place of mention.

    The quintet of the mentioned team is composed of the following personnel: Teddy Mendoza, rg; Rodolfo Salmeron, If; Amador Manjarrez, rf; Ramon Mendoza, c; and Juan Garcia lg.

    The substitutes comprise Luis Gonzales, Carlos Garcia, Santos Garcia and Antonio Servin.

    That the preponderant power of the Silver Streaks "five" is a menace to every team of its class is being proven by the successes of these young men who, by-the-way, ...

    Spanish
    II B 3
  • El Nacional -- January 02, 1932
    Trip

    Last Monday, Mr. Ignacio M. Valle, outstanding merchant of the Mexican Colony, his wife and their attendants left for Mexico, where they will spend quite some time.

    A group of their close friends went to the station to see them off.

    Last Monday, Mr. Ignacio M. Valle, outstanding merchant of the Mexican Colony, his wife and their attendants left for Mexico, where they will spend quite some time. A group of ...

    Spanish
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