Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on September 30, 1970 · Page 3
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 30, 1970
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1970, PAGE 3 Lions Candy Day Oct. 9th "Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars for 1970 is the statewide goal for the Lions' Annual Candy Day for the Blind scheduled for Friday, October 9th" announced A. G. "Ang Marcheschi, State Chairman, Lions of Illinois Blind Activities Committee. Commenting on the forthcoming campaign. Lion Marcheschi said, "In the past 17 years we've watched the Candy Day program grow into a major force for helping the visually handicapped in Illinois. In these years, more than $0,500,000 lias been raised and directed to agencies helping the sightless," The primary projects benefiting from Lions Candy Day receipts are HADLEY SCHOOL for the BLIND, Winnetka, Illinois; LEADER DOGS for the BLIND, Rochester, Michigan; Illinois Camp Lions for Visually Handicapped Children; Dialogue, a recorded magazine; and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness. A substantial portion of Candy Day funds are also directed to local community sight conservation and activities for helping the blind. A member of the Lions Blind Activities Committee for three years, 'Marcheschi went on to say, "Candy Day contributions go right to work helping the blind to gain new skills, mobility and increased confidence. The relatively new field of computer programming is an area in which blind persons excel." "Through the years, the response from the Illinois citizenry in supporting Candy Day for the Blind has been great. The funds are swiftly translated into better lives for a significant portion of the 21,000 blind persons In our state. The Lions are grateful for this enthusiastic cooperation of helping the blind so they can help themselves." "A couple of exciting recent developments, " Marcheschi added, "has been the tailoring of electronic devices to aid the blind in reading and traveling. One of these, the Visiatoner, functions as a "seeing ear" for the blind person, who is guided by the total pattern of sounds picked up by the electronic scanning device. Another is the Beltone Ultrasonic Cane, shaped and used like a flashlight. It emits a signal to alert the blind person of any obstruction in the path of travel." "Although the .monies distributed by Lions Candy Day is up in the- millions, the value of same to the blind cannot be measured in dollars and cents. In many visually handicapped persons, it has meant a whole new concept of life." "For the most part," Marcheschi remarked, "the Lions participating in Candy Day are business and professional men donating of their time so others less fortunate may be helped. Their efforts are supported by thousands of volunteers, plus the generosity of contributors across the entire state." "The anticipated success of this year's campaign," Marcheschi said, "will be measured by the enthusiastic help we have recruited for Candy Day, Friday, October 9th. This should be the greatest year in the history of the program. The visually handicapped need the help of all of us." The only V Old-Fashioned MEAT MARKET '• "»• QUALITY MEAT fr CUT TO YOUR ORDER PRIME MEATS, West End Market In the Heart of Forest Park 7415 Madison St. 366-0116 Are Your Drapes Dirty? Winter-time is indoor living time. If your drapes aren't bright and cheerful looking, then lookout for the winter-time- iinloor-blalis. Our exclusive Draper-Form Process take care of all your worries. LOOK OF ELEGANCE GUARANTEED LENGTH BRIGHTNESS OF COLOR Laundry & Cleaners 20% Discount Cash & Carry on Dry Cleaning 7408 Harrison St FO 6-0392 Corner Harlem & Washington Forest Park Safety & Traffic Commission September 10, 1970 The September meeting of the Safety and Traffic Commission was called to order at 8 P.M. In the Village Hall by the Chairman, Robert Linker. Present: Robert Linker, Robert Bill, Glen Block, Jack Banks and Patricia Hemstf eet. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. The following recommendations were made to the Village Council. 1. Install control signs reading: "No Stopping, Standing or Parking between 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Monday through Friday" on the north side and south side of Jackson Blvd. from Hannah to Thomas avenues to provide greater safety for school children being picked up in cars. 2. The "One Way" sign on the northwest corner of Circle and Dixon be moved to a position to insure visibility to motorists. 3. Install an additional "One Way" sign on the Southwest corner of Troost and Yuba. 4. Install enlarged red lenses on the overhead control lights at Circle and Roosevelt Road because of the high incidence of severe accidents at this intersection. The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on October 8th at 8 P.M. at the Village Hall. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10 P.M. Patricia Hemstreet Secretary READ REVIEW WE'RE ON YOUR TEAM We like to make a big hit with all our clients, so we go to bat for them with P.S.—Personal Service. Their security means a lot to us, so we work hard for them. Get the professionals on your team; call us today ... be safe tomorrow, Tony Mueller REICH & BECKER 52 Years of Service 7419 MADISON ST. 366-0010 LIFE «, CASUALTY larnr Kaercher our hoi itpr n 7 s Sometimes, it is interesting to read articles from various newspaper's around the country to find out their opinions, thoughts and Ideas. It Is doubtful that you will recognize the names of the following newspapers. However, that is not important. What they have to say is important as well as informative. See if you don't agree. TOWNSEND, MONT., STAR: "The average 18-year-oldcan- not remember when there was no television. To him, nothing Is true—nothing has happened-unless he sees it on TV... Today's youth has parents and grandparents who base knowledge and experience on an entirely different set of values. They grew up reading carefully ordered words. They were mature before being bombarded by...on-the-scene news, glamorour entertainment, violence in the raw, provocative commercials, and fantasy formats. The older generation brings to Its evaluation a cause and effect realism. Youth's desires are not bounded by what can or cannot be. They have no built-in timer that says 'work and save and wait.' The poor see into the homes of the rich. The uneducated opt for the status of those who have arrived. Television has brought actuality into the home. What young people see is fact for them. It is simply a matter of the ageof the viewer as to what is seen and what message received." The THORP, WISC., COURIER stated: "We humans have been so preoccupied with watching the price of everything else go up that we have failed to notice that the price of us has gone up too. Just 30 years ago chemicals in the human body had a commercial value of about 98 cents Today, experts say, those chemicals are worth about $800. Now no matter how modest he may be, anyone who owns a body has to be at least proud of something like this. Any body that contains chemcials which have increased in value by 800 percent can't be all bad." The PUNXSUTAWNEY. PA., SPIRIT says: "On campuses all over the nation bands of students have assaulted flagpoles with little opposition as they sought to dishonor the American Flag to satisfy their thirst for attention. Not so at SanDiego State College. Standing between the Flag and students who wanted to lower it was the imposing figure of the college's football center. Bill Pier son. 'I was born under that Flag, I fought for that Flag and I'm going to college today because of what it represents,' he explained. Pierson stood his ground for three hours. The Flag waved on. How sad it is that principles which mean so much to so many are defended by so few. Surely students who share Pierson's convictions will not let him stand alone." The GHAYVILLE, ILL., MERCURY-INDEPENDENT had this to say: "A couple of would-be bandits found out crime does not pay when an apparently successful service station hold-up in Kansas City became a cropper in a comedy of errors. The two emerged from the station, only to find their get-away car had been towed off by police for being In a no-parking zone. One tried, unsuccessfully, to hide beneath a near parked car. The second was captured when he appeared at the police impoundment to claim his car. Just nothing goes right some days." The MORRIS, MINN., TRIBUNE comments: "Speaking of vacations, a former pack-and-a-half a day... smoker is taking his wife and two daughters on a five-week tour of West Europe on money he saved since he guit smoking 17 years ago. When he quit smoking in 1953 he started depositing 20 cents a day, the price of a pack then, in a fruit jar. It grew to $2,445, including $437 in this year. Now aren't you guys ashamed of yourselves, denying youi wives and children a trip like that?" FOREST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH HARtEM AVENUE AT DIXON STREET, FOREST PARK Pastor: Elton O. Kiritein 848-4530 Church Office 366-5091 YOUTH WORKER: Eric Coulon OCTOBER 4th 11:00 a.m. Salt and Light In The Believer 6:30 p.m. See "Like It Was" Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Missions Convention Film TOM MOHR Service Static? ;IH, tires, oil, i:v- crythiiiB O.K.— you cun foe uurc of it when you slop here. We keep you on the go. 366-0317 7400 HARRISON ST.

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