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The Illinois standard. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1948-1949, January 29, 1949, Image 7

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inflammable materials may not
stored in buildings.
The walls thrown up in the
basement when it was converted
into apartments seven years ago
were of combustible materials—
another violation of the city
building code.
Rev. Moore said that follow
ing his complaint to the build
ing department, inspections were
made several times—but nothing
happened.
This checks with the Stan
dard’s tinging on procedures
used in City Hall for years on
firetrap and building health
menace cases.
Under standard practices, the
violator is called in before the
department for an informal hear
ing—at v'hich he always asks,
and is granted, time to correct
the abuse.
Weeks—and often months—
later, the tenement owner is
called back—this time for an
- appearance before a Municipal
Court judge of the license divi
sion. Here, in some cases, the
judge levies a small fine and
permits the violator to walk out
of the courtroom—for another
months-long violation period.
In other cases, the judge
merely grants a continuance,
under which the landlord is
asked to come back in six months
or a similar time period.
If—as is usual—the landlord
still ignores the building code,
he may be called back into court
a second time, and again fined.
This may go on for as long as
18 months.
The law provides that in or
der to enforce the code, a judge
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write: Isely, Koby's Trailer Park, Route
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ESCO STATIONERY STORE
(Opposite City Hall)
106 N. LaSalle ST 2-1862
Melvin and Mary Brown
(formerly of Harmonia Grill)
j announce their new
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Restaurant
564 E. Oakwood LI 8-9164
featuring home-cooked meals
Chops • Steaks • Chickens
Mon. thru Thur*. Fri. and Sat.
8 a.m.—Midnight 10 a.m.—4 a.m.
may levy a cumulative fine of
up to $200 a day against the
tenement owner until the vio
lation has been removed or cor
rected.
The Standard was unable to
find a single case on record
where even a $l-a-day cumula
tive fine had been levied.
The fines that have been lev
ied in the past year come to an
average of less than $10 apiece
—a total of $33,000 against more
than 3.800 violators.
Three years ago, the Chicago
Metropolitan Housing Council,
after a study of practices in the
Municipal Court’s license divi
sion. made two important rec
ommendations:
1. That the steps taken by the
building, health and fire depart
ments BEFORE a case reaches
the court be speeded up, so that
the long delay between the filing
of complaints and action on them
could be short-circuited.
2. That once a case reaches
the Municipal Court, the judges
be instructed to grant no fur
ther delays to the errant land
lord.
Listening Dog fails
to heed IP music
By Raeburn Flerlage
IF Oscars are given out at the
end of 1949 by the record in
dustry, RCA Victor stands a
great chance of winning the very
smallest of them all. Unable to
hold its position of leadership
by a progressive handling of the
problems facing the record-buy
ing public and the industry, the
Listening Dog company has re
sorted to nipping at the heels of
its rivals.
For the second lime in a de
cade, Columbia had assumed the
leadership in a move of im
portance to record buyers, deal
ers and manufacturers. The in
troduction of its revolutionary
“LP Microgroove” records
caught all competitors—includ
ing Victor—with hanging trous
ers.
Other companies immediately
started talking of going along
with the Columbia development,
but Victor representatives spoke
of "letting Columbia pay the ex
penses for the experiment; if it
works, we'll come in and take
over.”
SPREAD RUMORS
Later they started circulating
rumors of still another record
playing speed—not the '“stand
ard” 78 r.p.m., nor the new Co
lumbia 33>/3 r.p.m. (used for
years in radio), but art “in-be
j tween” 45 r.p.m. Protests from
the industry—and from potential
"LP” customers—failed to move
them.
j Victor went ahead with plans
to introduce further confusion
into an already confused and
sagging industry. Their prime
purpose appeared to be the
breaking of Columbia at any
cost.
The fact that the Columbia
“LP” records were more eco
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nomical, of higher quality and
greater practicality, and that
they were being overwhelming
ly accepted by the record buy
ing public, was of no apparent
concern to Victor. They not
only went ahead with their own
plans, but began to outline se
ductive schemes to such com
panies as Capitol and Decca
(who deal primarily in “single”
records) for making 45 r.p.m.
an industry-wide “standard.”
This would, of course, involve
the purchase by U. S. record
buyers of three different record
players for the reproduction of
platters produced by the coun
try's leading manufacturers.
Late developments, however,
indicate that Victor will be faced
with important stumbling
blocks: (1) Dealers are speak
ing of boycotting 45 r.p.m. rec
ords; (2) Mercury Records has
announced its intention of con
verting to Columbia-type Micro
grooves; (3) Columbia has added
a new 7-inch “LP” disc, capable
of handling the “hit-of-the
week”-type tune as well as
shorter classics, to their cata
logue—to retail at 60c for
“pops” and 90c for "classics.”
Record buyers, faced with the
prospect of the industry’s blood
iest scrap are keeping their fing
ers crossed.
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Although the Council made
these recommendations in 1946
—three years ago—no changes
of any kind have been made in
procedures either in the Build
ing Department or the Munici
pal Court license division.
The Tenants Council, spon
sored by the Progressive Party,
pointed out that the City Coun
cil also bears some measure of
blame in the recent fire-trap
deaths, since it is responsible
for making any necessary
changes to insure an adequate
Building Code.
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BOOKS
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FLOWERS
Moteff Florists, 192 N. La Salle, DE 2-1500
FURS • STORAGE AND RECONDITIONING
Central Fur Co., 162 N. State, DE 2-1758
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