Homer Torreyson, Chicago Daily Herald 30 Nov 1945

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s We salute re- the cock;ail . Ri,a, Skippy Grace a,t residence, Stephen, W. Tallen also the day of Faber, Thomas the of a put a time in a with Abraham anc a few the by motor to thru Torreyson ranks high in locaI 'v/ho r s who' Ranking high in Prospect Hts. Who's Who and one of the hardest hardest workers in community affairs as well as an ardent supporter,of enlightenment and youth fellowship, fellowship, is Homer "Ci Torrexson, who resides on Palatine road at Maple. Mr. Torreyson came to our village village from Austin, Chicago, during during January 1838,' when most of our present community was still in the cornfield stage: His per- vces and counsel was instantly sought, by his neighbors and at the first annual meeting of the Improvement Association he was elected Secretary. He served the community in this capacity for three years and was one of the members of the committee which represented the village in the writing of the important zoning ordinance laws for unincorporated, unincorporated, areas of Cook county. In the spring of 1941 Mr. Torreyson Torreyson was nominated and elected elected to membership on the.Board of Education, for the Prospect Heights area and has served the community in this capacity since that date. He is chairman of the important Educational Committee and is an active member of the building maintenance and ground committee. In both capacities he has served the community well, giving freely of- his- time, knowledge knowledge and experience; When the Community church was in its formation stage Mr. Torreyson-, believing that the community should have its own church with proper childhood religious religious education, joined in the movement and was elected to the church council. Shortly afterward afterward he was prevailed upon to become teacher of the high school age class and leader of the Youth Fellowship Group. In spite of all thefse civic duties duties Mr. Torreyson finds time to putter around the house, run a fine, vegetable and fruit garden, and to devote many hours to astronomy. astronomy. Back in 1939 he started started to build an Astronomical Observatory Observatory at the rear of his residence residence but due to wartime shortages shortages of materials this, project was to delayed. Upon its completion this observatory will be one. of. the Show places in our community and a.popular spot for young folk for here they may view the wonders..of the sky. Mr. Torreyson is, a member :of the Burnham Astronomical Society Society and once each year its membership,! meets at the now famed Torreyson Courts. There they set up all kinds of telescopes and view the heavens from, early evening to early morn. Lectures by prominent amateur astronomers astronomers arid a hamburger roast are included in the night's entertainment. entertainment. . . ' , . - · · Mr. Torreyson's profession is that of mathematics. Since 1929 he has. been teaching this subject at Lane Tech., Chicago. Doll contest gaining in popularity ·With 51 young ladies entered the doll contest at the Prospect Heights Pharmacy the campaign for 'votes has reached into prac- no

Clipped from The Daily Herald30 Nov 1945, FriPage 22

The Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois)30 Nov 1945, FriPage 22
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