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Foroat Park Public Library Voj:; -My;.: on Hlvd. Fo.-o.jt Tai-k FOREST PARK REVIEW Mhwrad bck Tfcun. Morahf ly YMT PMTBM 93.*« Per Year !• Advraee Second Clau PoiUgt Paid .at Fortit Park, Ifllnoli. LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7516 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 icc.ncnn icR-nam At All News Stands 1€c VOL. LJQCX No. 38 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1970 Catches "The Big One" At The Park Art Grams, one of Forest Park's finest fishermen, proved his angler abilities by catching "The Big One" at the Forest Park Pool last week. Using what he calls a "secret type" bait from Ray flansen's Sport Shop, Art not only hooked the 5-1/2 pound beauty, but also a not too small 1-1/2 pound Rainbow. Interesting to note is there were three hooks, furnished by not too lucky fishermen, imbedded in the big one's mouth. Andy Collville Passes Away ANDREW (Andy) BARCLAY COLLVILLE, 87 yrs. old of Berwyn for 58 yrs. passed away Monday, October 12th at Mac Neal Hospital after a short illness. Beloved husband of the late Cora M. (who died May 13th). Survived by one son Robert S. Collville and a brother James O. He was very well known in Forest Park as the Secretary & Director of The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce. Also the Advertising Manager of the Forest Park Revfew, Addison Norwood Review and Oak Parker. He was a member of the Berwyn Lodge A.F. & A.M. He was buried from Abram & Son Home for Funerals, 6810 Windsor, Berwyn on Wednesday to Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. D. J. Schuyleman of The United Methodist Church of Berwyn officiated. Andy as we all remember him was one of Forest Parks most beloved, active citizens. He will always be remembered as a man who gave unselfishly of himself to Ms fellow man. Kiwanis Drug Abuse Program Tells It Like It Is An estimated crowd of over two-hundred interested persons filled the third floor of the Park Building last Monday night attending the Kiwanis "Drug Alert Program". The program, the first of its kind, was a very well received, Interesting, informative, sometimes shocking night to remember. Jack Conway and Homer Bale were co-chairmen of the affair with Detective Chuck Whelpley co-ordinating and producing the show. The program opened with a film on marijuana narrated by Sonny of the famous Sonny and Cher recording duo. It began with a group of teenagers smoking "pot" in a home subsequently raided by the police. While being led away, their cries of protest could be heard, such as "legalize marijuana", "It's no different than alcohol", "It's my body, I can do anything I want with it", "Pot's not any worse than cigarettes", etc. Utilizing a stop action camera technique, the film very graphically disputed the accuracy of the teenagers statements. Following the film, Murray Gordon of the Retail Druggist Association, talked about various drugs, their uses and their results. He stated "drugs used safely In their place, prescribed by physicians, and and will add to your health and well-being". However, addicts using drugs as a "chemical cop-out", taking something for their particular emotional problem, is extremely harmful to the mind and body". Mr. Gordon also defined the various drugs used and their bad results. Highlighting the program were two fine-looking Intelligent and well received members of Chicago's Gateway House, both of whom are nineteen years of age and ex-addicts. Phil, the young man, formerly on speed, LSD and other pills for over five years, and 1 Karen, the young lady on marijuana, then heroin, a former addict for almost six years. Phil told his story first. In the beginning, he started on alcohol at the age of nine. His parents were divorced, he lived with one and then the other. Then at fourteen, he became addicted to drugs, slept in alleys, parked cars and Jails, stealing money and products to keep his habit going. Karen became a heavy drinker at the age of fourteen. She thought her parents didn't love her, gave her too much freedom, money and gifts but no discipline. She started on marijuana as % sophomore in high school and later on, graduated to heroin. Both of these young people said they were introverts, afraid of crowds, of what people would say and felt inadequate at all times. Phil and Karen both talked about their present life at Gateway House. They told of such tilings as: ''Think Seminars in groups to stimulate our minds and to learn. Hours at a time we sit in groups, talking out our hostilities and working out our fears. We also have Reality Groups - 8 to 10 in a group, three times a week - facing our problems and dealing with them." All of the 52 residents have assigned jobs and duties supervised by counselors and leaders. The Gateway House, located at 4800 S. Ellis in Chicago, Is sponsored by the State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Health, Drug Abuse Program. The public is invited to attend an open house held every Saturday night from 8 P.M. to 12:30 A.M. State Senator Howard R. Mohr ended this fine program wltn the following comments: Commended Kiwanis Club of Forest Park for putting on drug program A special thank you to the two young former addicts for having the courage to appear before the group and tell their life story . . . The drug problem could happen and does happen In poverty homes, well to do homes, middle calss, broken homes, etc. It can happen to any of us As Mayor, he started a Youth Commission to work with this and other matters . .worked not only with youth but parents. If people In our community had any idea of the very serious problem we are faced with, they would be shocked '..... He would suggest to the Mayor and Council that they give very serious consideration to a full time Juvenile Officer . . "Supt. Lehman and I agree on this and feel a great need . . .firmly believe we could cut our detective force because the record will show these drug users do not work and their only means of livelihood Is to steal, etc." "On Monday of tills week, I visited Pontlac Penitentiary and after a tour, visited with a young man that I had personally worked with for several years. He has completed three years in prison with some time left to serve. This can and will and should happen to others following in his footsteps. Those people not only ruin their own lives but many other young people. I could write a book on the cases that I have worked on The program should be expanded and go Into schools and send special Invitations to parents of children that are known to have problems. Many parents are not aware of problem children in their own homes. A special invitation should be sent to the young people "I feel tills is our number one problem and we had better face It - not only In Forest Park but over entire United States . . .