Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on October 7, 1970 · Page 1
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 7, 1970
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Fo : -o;t Park Public 7vr> J'i -•; - on nivd. KOI-U.3L I-'?.,:-!:, 111. FOREST PARK REVIEW bck Thin. Mw«k| I, YMT 93.M Per Year IB Advw Second CUu Pa«u« Paid •t Park, tflinoU. ettet/t t/te LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7516 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 At All News Stands 1C VOL. LJCXX No. 37 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1970 366-0600 366-0601 New Policemen Two new police officers were sworn In at the village hall Thursday, October 1st. Patrolmen Richard Blzluk and Russell Sonneveld will begin a basic requirement Law Officers Course required by the State of Illinois In Evanston beginning October 5th thru Dec. 18th. Upon completion of the course, they will begin regular duty. L. to R. Police Chief Ed Zlebell, Richard Bizluk, Russell Sonneveld and Village Clerk Bill McKenzie Chief Zlebell Jells About Tests , Chief of "Police Ed Ztebell in a recent interview stated: "Cue -'to many inquiries pertaining to an article in Wednesday Sept. 30tii Little Trib, I would like to correct a mistatement made concerning purchase of uniforms subsequent to dismissal". "I would like to state only one set of uniforms was purchased by the village and that set is re-usable". "For some time now, we have been using the services of Dr. Allan Strand a Ph.D. and Mr. Robert Cormack, a Bachelor of Science in Police Administration and a Polygraphitls", the chief said. "These men are associated with government management 'consultants licensed by the State of Illinois to give tese to applicants for the Forest Park Police Department", "I feel, said Ziebell, "The taxpayer^ and residents of Forest Park who will contribute to the salary and fringe benefits amounting to approximately $11,000 per year are entitled to the best men 'available for their money". "I also believe there are some who cannot fully appreciate the purposes of these tests. The end results are too Involved and time consuming to discuss at this time." "As Chief of police, it is my opinion that I must, when I pin a badge of authority on an officer, believe that the people of the community will feel secure in the knowledge that this man will perform the duties for which he is hired -- protection of life, limb and property". Chief Ziebell reported: "Forest Park is not unique in using this test as some 30 to 40 progressive communities are presently utilizing these same tests". "In addition, they are also used for promotions within the departments of these communities. The chief stated "I will recommend to the Village Council and Board of Police and Fire Commissioners that in the future all promotion examinations within the department will Incorporate these tests In addition to other tests deemed necessary. Chief Zlebell ended by saying "The above statements made by me were made with the hope to clarify remarks by person or persons not fully qualified or acquainted with the purpose of these serious and much needed tests in todays ever progressing times". Times that are demanding more from each Individual regardless of his vocation in life". "If these same tests were available ten years ago, I believe police work in Forest Park would be greatly advanced". A Reminder Parents of the township are reminded that the following two days will be non-attendance days for Proviso East and Proviso West high school students; FVi., Oct. 9th - Institute Day Mon., Oct. 12th - Columbus Day Celebrates 50th Anniversary Mr. 4 Mrs. Theodore W. Olliges Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 21, 1970. A dinner party was held in their honor on August 7, 1970 at Nielsen's Restaurant in Elmwood Park. Among the 90 guests to help them celebrate their special occasion were their two daughters Mrs. Clifford Farley and Mrs. Charles Martarano and their husbands and a son Mr. William Ollltes and his wife along with 5 of their 10 grandchildren. Two of their sons Mr. & Mrs. Herman Olliges of Metarle, La. and Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Olliges, Jr. of Elgin, 111. and their families were unable to attend. Out of town guests were Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Becker of Princeton, 111. Senator Howard Mohr was also there. A special congratulation was received from President and Mrs. Richard M. Nixon and Senator Arthur Bidwell who was unable to attend. Father Joseph LeVoy of St. Bernardines Church gave a special blessing. Mr. & Mrs. Olliges have lived In Forest Park 43 of their 50 years of married life. Lions Candy Day Oct. 9th President Ed Lambke and Candy Day Chairman Jim Stange are pictured here promoting the much needed Candy Day For the Blind Friday, October 9th. Chairman Jim Stange reports "This, more than worthwhile cause, has been growing to great lengths these past years both in effort and results." "Although this is a statewide promotion for the blind with a goal of $700jOOO, our local community will receive their fair portion of the fund for various activities to help the blind in our area. In the past, we have been able to purchase seeing eye dogs, braille books and many other contributions for unfortunate sightless individuals." President Ed Lambke stated "much of the money gained in this fine project is channeled to the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, The Hadley School for the Blind, The Illinois Camp- Lions for the Visually Handicapped Children, The Seelng-Eye Dog School, and other activities dedicated to helping the blind. Believe me, this is an opportunity to help those that need the confidence and mobility to carry on in life." President Ed Lambke, Chairman Jim Stange and all the other fine members of our local I Jons Club will be out on the various corners selling candy for tills fine charitable cause all day Friday. Dig a little deeper Into your pocket or purse and .give a little more than usual. Put the money In the container that is easy for you to see! Do that for those who can't and wish they could! Fishing at Park Pool The fishing program at. the Forest Park pool started off with a big splash - about 265 trout were caught over the weekend. Lots of fish still remain in the pool just waiting to nibble at a choice tidbit. Bring your pole and catch a nice fresh fish for your dinner. The pool is open to fisherman from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission Is 50? for children and $1.50 for those of high school age and up. Limit is two fish per person. Schools Close The Forest Park Public Schools will not be in session on Friday, October 9th and Monday, Oct. 12th Columbus Day. On Friday, the Public School teachers will be attending an Institute sponsored by all the schools In Proviso Township. Approximately 1300 teachers in Proviso Township will be attending this meeting. Mrs. Cynthia Tyer, Science Teacher in the Forest Park Middle School and Miss JoAnn Henderson, Principal, Field Stevenson, are members of the planning committee for this Institute Day. The Public Schools will close at the regular time on Thursday, October 8th and will resume at the regular time on Tuesday, October 13th.

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