However in the mid sixties, J.F.K. was shot and we were still at war in Vietnam. The in 1968, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, and the country simply exploded in anger. John watched in horror as the riots came down Baltimore Street like wild locusts. All he could do was pray for God’s mercy on his family business. Miraculously the destruction stopped between Calvert and Holliday Streets, less than two blocks from Polock Johnny’s. The next day, Johnny called Lexington Market to open a second location. He always wanted to support his family, which now had another mouth to feed. John was still dumbfounded at the power of his childlike prayer to protect his family business. John’s special brand of humor was often heard on the radio throughout the seventies with Tom Davis (WCBM) roaring hysterically. The favorite was the “taste test” when the second taste tester says…”Someone took a bite from this Polish…”and Polock Johnny replies, “Try the other end lady, this is radio,” and Tom Davis explodes with laughter. Polock Johnny took current events and advertising slogans and adapted it with his humor to the business.