The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • San Min Morning Paper -- February 01, 1938
    A Chinese Sunday School Will Celebrate its Thirtieth Anniversary

    The Local Friends Church's Sunday School was established in 1908. With its 30 years record of excellent teaching methods, The Friends Church's Sunday School is considered one of the best English teaching schools in the city for the Chinese. Approximately one hundred Chinese have been baptized in this Church through the Sunday School.

    Last December the entire student body of the Sunday School decided upon celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 27th at 3:30 P. M. The program will be held in the Church Auditorium. We believe this program will interest many American and Chinese Christians, especially Chinese members of various Sunday Schools.

    The Local Friends Church's Sunday School was established in 1908. With its 30 years record of excellent teaching methods, The Friends Church's Sunday School is considered one of the best ...

    Chinese
    III C, II B 2 f
  • Dziennik Związkowy -- February 02, 1938
    Revolt in the Democratic - Party

    Six protectors held in abeyance the nomination. The non-indorsement of Jarecki is not agreeable to the regular Democrats of the party nor the people of the county. They demand that Jarecki run independent, and show the people that the office of county Judge is not to be used for politics.

    The nomination of Mr. Jarecki was assured at the beginning of the caucus by the Central Committee of the Democratic Party. Six members of the committee, made the charges against county judge, Jarecki, that he does not attend any of the Democratic gatherings or meetings. This was either a pretext or a bluff. It is said to be a fact, that during the first few days of the committee the county judge sentenced election cheaters to jail, irrespective of their political preference. This, according to the political protectors of the election cheaters, was an offence, punishable, by the refusal to indorse his candidacy for re-election.

    Before it was possible to ask county Judge Jarecki as to his view on the steps taken by the nominating committee, which ordered three members of the subcommittee, namely, Konkowski, Bowler and Szumnarski to find a suitable Pole, on whom they could depend, and place on the Democratic ticket for county judge, instead of Jarecki, prominent Democrats, not entering the committee session presented a problem for the Democratic committee to solve.

    2

    What reasons will be given to Judge Jarecki and will they be satisfactory? In the vast circles of Democrat and non-committee leaders they offer the following suggestions: Their uppermost thought is that he should be in the race.

    All prominent Democrats, Republicans and voters, who have observed Jarecki's conduct in office, declare, that Judge Jarecki, during elections, before elections, and after elections, made it known, that he, the county judge, will not permit his office to be used for political usurpation. The office of county judge should be absolutely non-partisan. The duty of the county judge is to serve the people of the whole county, and not only one or another political faction or party.

    Action taken by this Democratic Committee, the opinion being that it is a responsible one; even though six of their number are the cause of this scandalous affair, plainly shows that this is really the action of a "clique-ocracy" and not democracy. To please and satisfy their ambitions, and to further their aims in removing judge Jarecki from the ballot, they have decided to substitute another Pole in his place. They have decided on the spur of the moment to find this new candidate so that his name could be readily presented. Their wishes will be granted. These are the comments of the majority of Democrats. This is what the leaders of the Democratic party say, who were always proud of county judge Jarecki's conduct in office. Of all the existing discord in the Democratic Party, this one threatens to be the most serious. The Cliqueocrats will have what they wanted. Jarecki worked for the good of the county, for clean elections and the sanctity of the ballot, and won. But now, his own party failed to nominate him for re-election.

    Six protectors held in abeyance the nomination. The non-indorsement of Jarecki is not agreeable to the regular Democrats of the party nor the people of the county. They demand that ...

    Polish
    I F 5, IV, I F 2
  • Dziennik Związkowy -- February 02, 1938
    From Yesterday Until Today Jarecki in the Limelight a Dispute Over a Not a Nationalistic One or Because of an Individual

    The battle is on. The Nash-Kelly Democratic organization hurled an insult at the Polish voters of Chicago. They ignored the demands of Chicago Poles that Judge Jarecki become a candidate for re-election to the office of county judge. They ignored his qualifications and his character. They ignore public opinion, which was, is, and always will be for Jarecki.

    When the plans of the Nash-Kelly Democratic machine, to omit Jarecki from the list of indorsed candidates, came to light, all the Polish-American leaders in Chicago, declared themselves in favor of Jarecki. In our editorials, we have come to a definite and decisive conclusion, that Jarecki, should be a candidate for re-election, and should be indorsed. The Democratic party has been enriched by his membership. When the nominating subcommittee announced, that, Jarecki's name will be omitted from the party's regular nominees, we very definitely demanded that Jarecki be slated for re-election and no other candidate. This demand was presented carefully to proper authorities of the Democratic party. The general opinion of Chicago Poles was also presented; but to no avail; they were completely ignored.

    2

    The Cook-County general committee of the Democratic party, did not indorse Jarecki for re-election, as county judge. Obviously, Judge Jarecki will run as an independent candidate. And he will be re-elected because of his clean and honorable record in office; and because he is supported, not only by the Polish vote, but by all American voters; not only by Democratic, but also by the Republican voters.

    What are the reasons for such action on the part of the Nash-Kelly political organization? Because Jarecki is not a politician. He filled his judicial duties honestly. Because he was conscientious, and lived up to the letter, and not party dictation. And because he was honest enough to recognize the right of both, the Democrats and the Republicans; and their leaders. These are not the qualifications the Nash-Kelly political machine admire. They want obedient stumps-wooden soldiers-men they can move around to fit their plans. They want, yes-men, messenger boys, obedient and always ready to comply with orders. And now that a Pole has been found, who says he can better serve the people and the Democratic party, then they try to pull him down from the position he attained through honesty and hard work. The machine had other hot desires. Jarecki was not frightened however by the Democratic party threats, and will run as an independent candidate.

    3

    It is only natural now, that all Nash-Kelly appointed jobholders will besmirch Jarecki and boost Prystalksi to the heavens. All Polish jobholders, of both the higher and lower offices appointed by the Nash-Kelly machine will begin a bitter conflict among the Poles, so they can defeat Jarecki. They have matched one Pole against another Pole; they have divided the Poles; now they are trying to drive the wedge still deeper. Their aim is to create chaos among the Poles and thereby weaken them.

    These are the reasons the Irish present. They have awaited them for years. And now, it seems, their dreams have been realized. Thanks to the narrow-mindedness of the Polish Democratic leaders.

    The battle is on. The Nash-Kelly Democratic organization hurled an insult at the Polish voters of Chicago. They ignored the demands of Chicago Poles that Judge Jarecki become a candidate ...

    Polish
    I F 4, IV, I F 1, I F 2, I C
  • Jaunimas -- February 03, 1938
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    Jaunimas readers upon request to Jaunimas office.

    Among other affairs Feb. 20, will be a joint concert given by the Chicago Catholic choirs at the Ashland Auditorium. A chorus of several hundred voices will present a cantata "Broliai" (Brothers) it is announced. "Margutis" will also celebrate with a dinner-dance. Tickets are $2.50 each.

    <span class="gap">[gap]</span> <a name="p2" class="page-break">2</a> Jaunimas readers upon request to Jaunimas office. Among other affairs Feb. 20, will be a joint concert given by the Chicago Catholic choirs at the ...

    Lithuanian
    III H, II B 1 c 3, III B 3 a
  • San Min Morning Paper -- February 03, 1938
    Chicago Chinese School

    Due to the increasing in registration, the local Chinese School will extend its closing date from February 2nd to February 5th. On February 5th at 3:30 P.M. there will be a general entrance examination. New students will be graded and classed accordingly. Books should be purchased after the proper classification.

    We hope all students will remember to be punctual.

    Chicago Chinese Consolidated

    Benovelent Association.

    Due to the increasing in registration, the local Chinese School will extend its closing date from February 2nd to February 5th. On February 5th at 3:30 P.M. there will be ...

    Chinese
    II B 2 f, II D 1
  • Jaunimas -- February 03, 1938
    Student Aid

    p.4.... Today this club is known as the Lithuanian University Club, and as several years ago, its aims are those embodied in its constitution. It is composed of young men and women who have fifteen or more semester hours of college credit. They are all Lithuanians or Lithuanian descent, and only such are allowed to join the club, with the exception of any individual who"has rendered a distinguished service to the Lithuanian Nationality." In brief, the Lithuanian University Club exists to "unite American university students of Lithuanian descent" and to "render possible aid to American Lithuanian students" - "to promote and encourage cultural activities" and to "sponsor, promulgate and take part in any movement intended to benefit the Lithuanian people and their descendants" and to be "nonpartisan to questions of religious and political origin."

    p.4.... Today this club is known as the Lithuanian University Club, and as several years ago, its aims are those embodied in its constitution. It is composed of young men ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 2 g, II D 1, I A 1 d
  • Jaunimas -- February 03, 1938
    Applications for Scholarships

    p.4....Anyone interested in obtaining a scholarship may receive information by writing to the scholarship committee chairman: Mr. Algird Rulis, 5409 So. Sacramento Avenue; anyone interested in joining the club should get in touch with the Membership Committee Chairman: Mr. John Balanda, 1046 W. 105th St., Chicago, Ill.

    p.4....Anyone interested in obtaining a scholarship may receive information by writing to the scholarship committee chairman: Mr. Algird Rulis, 5409 So. Sacramento Avenue; anyone interested in joining the club should ...

    Lithuanian
    I A 1 d
  • Jaunimas -- February 03, 1938
    Chicago Lithuanian Accepts Editor's Post

    p.l.... Young Chicago Lithuanian journalist Joseph Venckus, has recently accept the position of city editor for the Pontiac, Michigan daily newspaper, Pontiac News.

    He has already gone to take up his new duties.

    Until recently Venckus was the Sports Editor and star reporter of Chicago's largest local paper, The Southtown Economist.

    p.l.... Young Chicago Lithuanian journalist Joseph Venckus, has recently accept the position of city editor for the Pontiac, Michigan daily newspaper, Pontiac News. He has already gone to take up ...

    Lithuanian
    IV
  • Jaunimas -- February 03, 1938
    Chicago Lithuanian Youth Preparing for Unusual Evening

    p.1...Scoffing at "thirteens" and all other superstitions, the young Lithuanians of Chicago and vicinity are preparing to bring their lovely ladies to the Lithuanian 13th at the Southtown Ballroom, 6319 So.Ashland Ave. Many of them will be there just to hear our foremost Lithuanian dance band, Edward Whitney Tarutis' Broadway Melodians. The musical organization is "fresh" from a successful engagement at the Drake, and is about to fulfill an important Cleveland engagement. The boys swing a "swingier" tune than you have heard in many months. What is more interesting, his unusal band boasts a versatile group of comedians; they have one of the most complete repertories in the land.

    The Lithuanian Youth Organization is a youth organization sponsored by Jaunimas. It includes the Riding Club, Feminine Fances Club, Camera Club, Literary Guild, Dramatic League and Art Society.

    Tickets are on sale at the Jaunimas office and are being circulated by the various club members. A whole evening of fun is yours for forty cents. Jaunimas' friends have an all important date for Feb. 13th.

    p.1...Scoffing at "thirteens" and all other superstitions, the young Lithuanians of Chicago and vicinity are preparing to bring their lovely ladies to the Lithuanian 13th at the Southtown Ballroom, 6319 ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 1 c 3, III B 2
  • Jaunimas -- February 03, 1938
    Lithuanian University Club

    p.4...Six years ago, a small group of Lithuanian American students met with the idea of creating an organization of university students. Organizations of this this already existed among other nationalities and were adding to the unity and progress of these groups. The Lithuanian students, not less willing to do their part, felt that they too should give mutual aid and propagate and encourage cultural activities among the Lithuanian people.

    The club's work in its six year's existence has been of value to all to whom it could of assistance.

    p.4...Six years ago, a small group of Lithuanian American students met with the idea of creating an organization of university students. Organizations of this this already existed among other nationalities ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 2 g