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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 03, 1928
    Szymczak Named Vice-President of Polish Bank Many People Call Personally to Offer Their Congratulations; Many Flowers Sent.

    [Half-tone-one column-eighth of a page, view of Kowalki, showing Szymczak bank vault]

    At the "White House", located at Milwaukee Avenue and West Division Street, the home of the Polish banking institution, the Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank, hundreds of good wishers came to congratulate Professor M. S. Szymczak on his new appointment as vice-president of the bank. Crowds began to gather immediately after the business closing hours last Saturday afternoon to wish him well. Flowers and telegrams were sent throughout the day. Many friends, businessmen, and politicians called in person also.

    The new vice-president passed out cigars to the men and chocolates to the ladies as a token of appreciation for their kind and generous wishes. This, 2indeed, was a great occasion for him to celebrate the Christmas holidays among his friends. Professor Szymczak, having held the position as Superintendent of the Cook County Forest Preserves, without doubt will be able to handle the various problems that may arise during his initiatory days of his new position. His wide popularity will be of great service to him.

    Baskets of flowers in honor of the occasion were sent by: Anton J. Cermak, President of the Cook County Board; John Jaranowski, Mayor of Calumet City; Thaddeus Szymczak, brother of M. S. Szymczak; Francis J. Wilson, Cook County Commissioner; The Democratic Organization of the 41st Ward; The Cook County Forest Preserves' Police Department. Congratulatory telegrams were sent by: Dziennik Chicagoski; E. J. Hasten of the Chicago Journal; Charles Climer, president of the Illinois Building and Loan Association League; Dr. James J. Losty of De Paul University; T. L. Frankenthal of the Equitable Bond and Mortgage Company; Robert Boniel, director of the Edgewater Beach Hotel; Henry Fabian of the First National Bank; William E. Dever, former mayor; and others.

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    Some of the city's leading citizens who called in person were: Thomas Gordon, business manager of Dziennik Chicagoski; A. F. Lakowka, advertising manager of Dziennik Chicagoski; Anton J. Cermak; Alderman J. Toman; Francis J. Wilson; Chick Evans, well-known professional golf star; John Jaranowski; A. Kingery, manager of the Chicago Regional Planning Association; Stanislaus H. Klarkowski, Municipal Judge; Peter Rostenkowski, treasurer of the P. R. C. U. and Albert Soska, president of the Polish Alma. Mater.

    August J. Kowalski, treasurer of the Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank, wished Professor Szymczak the best of luck in his new position.

    The Northwestern Trust and Savings bank is popularly known as Smulski's Bank.

    [Half-tone-one column-eighth of a page, view of Kowalki, showing Szymczak bank vault] At the "White House", located at Milwaukee Avenue and West Division Street, the home of the Polish banking ...

    Polish
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  • Abendpost -- January 03, 1928
    German Societies Celebrate New Year.

    New Year's Eve' and the two holidays were taken advantage of by a number of German societies, to give the usual festivities in different places of amusement. In spite of the cold weather, large crowds attended.

    Saturday the Rhine Society ushered in Carnival time with its first "Fools meeting." President John Cruner carried the scepter, and the people who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

    New Year's Eve' and the two holidays were taken advantage of by a number of German societies, to give the usual festivities in different places of amusement. In spite of ...

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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 03, 1928
    St. Camillus' Parishioners Fete Pastore Kasprzycki

    In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of his priesthood, the Welfare Society, with the aid of their most energetic members, planned a banquet for Reverend B. J. Kasprzycki, pastor of St. Camillus' church. The affair took place New Year's day at the school hall.

    Because of the severity of the cold weather which has prevailed for the past week, all those who had reserved places did not attend. But despite this, a large number of friends and parishioners turned out to pay their respects to the celebrant. The "old reliable" people of the Polish community gathered into one group and entertained themselves as of old--something which is unusual today.

    The pastor was greeted with a rhythmical march played by a local orchestra. Then the school children of the parish paid their respects to him with a 2lively song, followed by the personal greetings of the "old timers."

    An interesting dramatical sketch was presented by the children, much to the enjoyment of the entire audience. At the conclusion of their entertainment role, they sang a group of pastorals. The interesting verses, interwoven with pathetic plots, were enjoyed by all. Their able execution of the songs was made possible by the hard work of the Nazareth Sisters. When they made their final bows, the banquet was officially opened.

    Mrs. Ann Kurzawska graciously welcomed all the guests at this honorable occasion. After a short introductory speech, she called upon the toast-master for the evening, Reverend Stephen A. Bubacz, pastor of St. Stephen's church and colleague of the celebrant. At the completion of the palatable dinner, a short program followed.

    The first speaker was attorney Joseph A. Lasecki, who congratulated the Welfare Society for the fine work it has rendered throughout the year. He 3thanked the committee of women for their untiring efforts expended in making this banquet possible. Sylvester C. Bubacz, well-known real estate businessman of the town of Lake, was next to take the rostrum. Mr. Bubacz pointed out the many fine deeds of the Welfare Society. He was followed by Mr. Czurylo.

    Mr. Czurylo supported a movement for the rapid extension of the St. Camillus' school hall in his short talk. He contended as soon as such plans were completed they would aid in the organization of a literary-dramatic club to be organized among the youth of the parish.

    "This club", he said," would arrange the public presentation of dramatic plays, look after our children, and foster the language of our fathers and mothers among them." He was greatly applauded for his suggestions.

    Reverend Kasprzycki brought the speeches to a conclusion by thanking all for their kindness.

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    After the tables were cleared, the orchestra began to play popular dance tunes. Many stayed to take part.

    In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of his priesthood, the Welfare Society, with the aid of their most energetic members, planned a banquet for Reverend B. J. Kasprzycki, pastor of ...

    Polish
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  • Rassviet (The Dawn) -- January 04, 1928
    Professor A. A. Maximov

    In the new year number of the Chicago Tribune there appeared an article concerning the most prominent scientists of the University of Chicago. Among the names were those of Professor Compton, who received the Nobel prize in physics; Professor A. Michelson and others. We find in this article also the portrait of the famous Russian Professor Alexandr Alexandrovich Maximov. The celebrated pathologist, Professor Maximov, during the last years has been doing experimental work on living tissues. He has also made an elaborate study of the changes occurring in the blood corpuses and had found the way to convert one kind of cells into another.

    A certain kind of cell is even known as the Uaximov cell. The honor due to the University of Chicago will be thus increased by the fact that within its walls is living and working the great Russian scientist A. A. Maximov.

    In the new year number of the Chicago Tribune there appeared an article concerning the most prominent scientists of the University of Chicago. Among the names were those of Professor ...

    Russian
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1928
    Special Social to Be Held Tonight for Invalids

    A special social has been arranged by the Ladies' Legion of the George Washington Post #1, Polish-American Veterans Alliance, and will be presented tonight at the Speedway Hospital, Maywood, Illinois. This social is actually a program of variety entertainment, and will be presented for the benefit of the invalids and the sick of the soldiers' hospital.

    The following people will take part in the entertainment tonight: Ladies' Halka Choir; Victor Mika, popular personality among the veterans; Mrs. Antoinette Zebrowska-Perlowska, well-known violin artist; Miss Mary Gruszczynska, noted songstress; Eugene Lukaszkiewicz, Edward Rosczewski, and Miss Victoria Rosczewska, dance artists from the school of Lauretta Boris; Florence Paluszek and Anatolja Jarmulowicz, duet singers; Carol Gorecki, Loretta Pendzinska, Florence and Edmund Paluszek will present a clog dance; Alice Sikora, doll dance; Loretta Pendzinska, modern dance; acrobatic stunts 2will be given by Carol Gorecki, Edmund Paluszek, and others.

    The participants are requested to meet at the Union Hall, Milwaukee Avenue and Augusta Street, at 6:15 P.M. They will leave by automobiles at 6:30 P.M. for the hospital. The Ladies' Legion requests everyone to be punctual.

    The committee is sending out an appeal to all vehicle owners to donate their services and take the entertainers to the Speedway Hospital. These who wish to offer their cars should communicate with J. P. Kolbrzynski, telephone Brunswick 4741, or J. Korczak, telephone Humboldt 5887.

    A special social has been arranged by the Ladies' Legion of the George Washington Post #1, Polish-American Veterans Alliance, and will be presented tonight at the Speedway Hospital, Maywood, Illinois. ...

    Polish
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  • Radnik -- January 04, 1928
    Attention, Chicago Friends!

    The Workers' Educational Club Milan Glumac is giving its regular lecture Thursday evening, January 5th, in the club's room at 1703 S. Racine Ave. The subject of discussion will be "Imperialism," and Comrade S. Mirokovic will be the speaker.

    This is a very important theme, especially now when imperialists are preparing for bigger wars.

    Committee.

    The Workers' Educational Club Milan Glumac is giving its regular lecture Thursday evening, January 5th, in the club's room at 1703 S. Racine Ave. The subject of discussion will be ...

    Croatian
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1928
    Polish Democrats of Thirty-Ninth Ward Hall the New Year

    With singing and dancing, over two hundred Polish Democrats of the Thirty-ninth Ward welcomed the New Year Saturday evening at Warszynski's hall. The Saint Sylvester's evening was planned by Attorney Stephen Adamowski.

    The participants braved the cold weather and tripped the light fantastic to the tunes of Getsla's orchestra. Dawn was not far in the offing when the party ended. Although the guests went home, memories of the affair remained with them and will do so for a long time.

    Prizes were carried away by Miss Hedwiga Stankowicz, 2928 Milwaukee Avenue, who won a beautiful hat; Francis Muhloff, who received an ornamental gold fish bowl; Walter Prosik, who was given a lovely fern; and Miss Cieselska, who received a water lily. Many other gifts were also given out. In honor of his birthday, Paul Makowski was presented with a special tart. Many outstanding persons attended the affair, namely, S. Adamowski, president of the 2Thirty-ninth Ward Democratic organization; S. A. Przybyszewski, vice-president of the club, and family; John Schwaba and wife; H. Weimer, vice-president of the Gilmore Coal Company; Walter Orlikowski, well-known real-estate man and owner of a few subdivisions; Michael Moffet, president of the Polish Building Company; and many others.

    Bruno Bezdun, one of the most active members of the organization, reigned supreme at the refreshment counter. Walter Orlikowski, former candidate for the state legislature of the Twenty-fifth District, was the life of the party. The entertainment throughout the evening was a delightful success.

    The officers of the Thirty-ninth Ward Democratic organization are the following: Stephen Adamowski, president; John Schwaba, first vice-president; Attorney S. A. Przybyszewski, second vice-president; H. Weimer, secretary; Bruno Bezdun, assistant secretary.

    The women's branch of this organization numbers over two hundred. Mrs. Cecilia 3Schwaba is president, Mrs. Genevieve Walters, secretary, and Mrs. Ann Adamowski, treasurer.

    The members who spoke on the speakers stand not only wished everyone the best of the New Year, but also victory in the coming elections, and the early completion of the bus communication line, which is being pushed by Attorney Ray O'Keefe, Martin Powroznik, John Schwaba, and H. G. Weimer. They represent the committee which has been chosen to facilitate the transportation communications in the Thirty-ninth Ward.

    With singing and dancing, over two hundred Polish Democrats of the Thirty-ninth Ward welcomed the New Year Saturday evening at Warszynski's hall. The Saint Sylvester's evening was planned by Attorney ...

    Polish
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1928
    Albert Wachowski's Building and Loan Association Celebrates Silver Anniversary Silver Cup Presented to Founder

    The last day of the old year marked the celebration of the Albert Wachowski Building and Loan Association's silver anniversary at the main office, 3032 West 22nd Street. Many people of St. Casimir's parish gathered to congratulate the founder, Albert Wachowski, and to wish him health and prosperity for another twenty-five years. Along with these greetings words of appreciation were extended to the celebrant for his untiring work in the community, which has made it possible for thousands to own homes. Credit also was extended him for making possible the establishment of several Polish banks on the South Side.

    At a special reception, John Czekala, president of the Polish Building and Loan Association League, gave the highlights of Mr. Wachowski's career. It was a worthy tribute to this highly popular Polish financier.

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    "Mr. Wachowski," said J. Czekala, "well understood the plight of the Polish people, and he knew that only through savings could they find a place in the American scheme of things. That is why he organized a building and loan company, which enabled the Polish people to save money at a profit. In the twenty-five years of business, he has been able to build this organization into a million and a quarter dollar institution. True, from the beginning, like any other organization, many difficulties had to be faced, however, the future of this association was assured, for Mr. Wachowski knew how to convince the people of the necessity of saving."

    "Several years ago, this organization became the mother of two Polish banks; namely, the Marshall Square State Bank and the Brighton Park State Bank; he is president of both. And, indeed, it is an honor for me to present this esteemed Polish financier with this beautiful silver cup in honor of his many achievements," concluded the speaker as he presented the cup to Mr. Wachowski.

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    Anthony Wlodarski, prominent businessman of Town of Lake, in offering felicitations, pointed out that Mr. Wachowski will celebrate his seventieth birthday on March 15.

    The third speaker was J. P. Grzemski, secretary of the Polish Building and Loan Association League. He was followed by Roman Cieslewicz, who spoke about the barriers encountered in forming the entire organization.

    "Thousands of persons have benefited by the generosity of Mr. Wachowski. Today, they own homes and other real estate property," pointed our Mr. Cieslewicz.

    The following speakers followed: Paul Andricka, of Kensington; Albert Mazur, of Phoenix; Paul Szepietowski; also of Phoenix; and finally the celebrant, who has been a resident of Chicago for the past forty-eight years.

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    After Mr. Wachowski's speech, a delightful dinner was served. Besides those mentioned, the following took part at the table: Attorney Leon Wachowski, vice-president of the Brighton Park State Bank; Ksawery Czastka, treasurer of the Marshall Square State Bank; Joseph T. Wachowski; Joseph Smuczynski, mayor and judge of Phoenix, Illinois; Albert Czarny; A. Mistarz; Valentine Jasienski; John Kamka; Stanislaus Szmergalski; John Daniel; B. Ostapczuk; and many others. Mr. Wachowski's organization has opened its hundredth series this week.

    A Biographical Sketch of A. Wachowski

    Albert Wachowski was born March 15, 1858 in Stara Wies (Old Village) at Gniezno (Gnesen) in the province of Posen. He left his parents, Francis and Josephine (nee Kwapiszewska) Wachowski, after serving in the German army and sailed for America. He found his home in Chicago. From the beginning, 5young Albert followed the carpenter's trade. Soon after he became interested in the building trade, and later he became a merchant.

    For over forty years, he has occupied himself with the building and loan business. In 1892, the young immigrant organized the Pulaski Building and Loan Association at St. Casimir's parish. Seven years later, Albert Wachowski founded another such firm in Town of Lake under the name of Prince Witold (a famous Lithuanian prince). Two years later, he established the John Sobieski III Building and Loan Association in West Hammond, Indiana. In 1902, he incorporated the Albert Wachowski Building and Loan Association for ninety-nine years,with a capital of five million dollars. This organization played a big part in growth of Chicago and its environs. It helped many Polish people to build or purchase homes in Kensington, West Pullman, Blue Island, Phoenix, Harvey, West Harvey, South Chicago, Chicago Heights, and Posen, Illinois.

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    In Town of Lake, another loan association was founded by Mr. Wachowski in 1903. It was a Lithuanian institution and named for Fr. Vincent Barzynski. Another was founded in Gary, Indiana in 1911, bearing his name. During that same year, he was instrumental in establishing the Polish Building and Loan Association League of Illinois. At present he is treasurer of this organization.

    In 1906, A.Wachowski purchased a large tract of land on the Southwest Side of Chicago, called Crawford, and established a new community, Cracow. He also helped to found the parish of the Good Shepherd.

    On Feb. 24, 1884, he married Miss Constance Korzeriewski, daughter of John and Frances Korzeniewski, Out of this marriage, there were nine children, five sons and four daughters. His oldest son, Leon A. Wachowski, is an attorney and vice-president of the Marshall Square State Bank; his second son, Stanislaus A. Wachowski, is a corporal in the United States Army.

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    Eugene, his third son, is assistant cashier at the Marshall Square State Bank. The fourth son, Casimir, is attending Northwestern University, while his youngest son, Thaddeus, is studying medicine.

    Joanna, his daughter, is the wife of the manager and treasurer of the Marshall Square State Bank, Ksawery Czastka. Another daughter, Veronica, married Mr. Polczynski; Mary, his third daughter, has become Mrs. Windham; and his fourth, Gertrude, is attending a musical school.

    Albert Wachowski attained all his business achievements by working hard, and St. Casimir's parish can be rightfully proud of him for organizing the Marshall Square State Bank, 3113 West 22nd Street, and the Brighton Park State Dank, Archer Avenue, near Medzie. As we said before, he is president of both.

    For many years, Mr. Wachowski has belonged to many Polish societies, both 8national and welfare. He is a member of long standing in the Polish National Alliance and the Polish Roman Catholic Union. Since he came to Chicago, he has taken active part in Polish affairs. Recently, he has been distinguished by the Polish government for his work in Polish affairs during the World War.

    We hope that the celebrant will continue in good health, and reach his fiftieth anniversary in his organization.

    The last day of the old year marked the celebration of the Albert Wachowski Building and Loan Association's silver anniversary at the main office, 3032 West 22nd Street. Many people ...

    Polish
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  • Rassviet (The Dawn) -- January 04, 1928
    Russians in Real Estate

    The Russian immigrants are getting more and more Americanized. Many of them have left their work in shops and factories and started some business or agency. Recently two well known Russians from the Russian colony have been working in real estate: Osip Vorobey, who is working for the real estate firm Shepard and Company, and Ivan Flaur, for the real estate firm of Bartlett and Company.

    The Russian immigrants are getting more and more Americanized. Many of them have left their work in shops and factories and started some business or agency. Recently two well known ...

    Russian
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  • Dziennik Chicagoski -- January 04, 1928
    Polish Literary Club Rings Out the Old and Rings in the New Year at Holy Trinity Hall

    The Polish Literary Club of the Holy Trinity parish welcomed the New Year Sunday evening at a special program of entertainment held in the school hall. The affair was made possible through the cooperation of the various societies of the parish. Although the weather was cold, the hall was filled to capacity.

    The president of the Literary Club, Thaddeus Dylewski, opened the program with a speech of welcome in the name of his organization. He then presented the Holy Trinity Choir, which sang a number of Christmas carols. The church choir, under the baton of W. Baluty, won the hearts of the audience with their fine singing. Applause was not stinted.

    The school children presented an enjoyable phantasy, "St. Nicholas." This was followed by a violin and piano duet, which was played by Joseph Zientarski 2and Edward Bonik. A sketch, "Man and Jew" was rendered by W. Gustek and J. Jerewicz.

    The Literary Club presented the final number of the evening "Two Irate Men." This comedy sketch was the best performance of the entire program.

    During the program, the representatives of the many societies of the parish gave short speeches apropos to the New Year.

    The Polish Literary Club of the Holy Trinity parish welcomed the New Year Sunday evening at a special program of entertainment held in the school hall. The affair was made ...

    Polish
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