Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on October 28, 1970 · Page 3
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 28, 1970
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1970. PAGE 3 New Park District Programs Boys and girls 8 through 13 years of age can still register for Floor Hockey at the Park District. Come and join the fun and bring your friends and learn the exciting game of Floor Hockey. Teams will be formed according to age and ability and competitive gameswlllbeplayed. The program will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In the Park Recreation Building beginning November 3rd. No fee. Another program to be introduced in the Park District during the month of November is Trim 'n Slim which will begin Wednesday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. This ten week course will appeal to the working girls andthehnme- makers interested In keeping fit and trim and who want a little muscle stretching and fun at the same time. The program each Wednesday evening will include exercise, volleyball and games. Fee $2.00. I nsscs Awtiy Municipal Leaders Endorse Mohr,Walsh& Hoffman Your hrlitor Says The above photo Is of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Meseke, formerly of Forest Park. The occasion was their 52nd wedding anniversary party on the 21st of April. Mr. Meseke passed away last Wednesday, October 21st. Surviving with his wife is their son, the well known "Buff" Meseke, the secretary-treasurer of Pat Hollohan Dodge Corp. here in Forest Park. Mr. Meseke was a resident of Forest Park for over 43 years. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Forest Park American Legion Post and a former member of the River Forest Masonic Lodge A. F. & A.M. and past patron of the Eastern Star. Services were held at Zimmerman's Funeral Home, interment Forest Home. State Senator Howard R. Mohr and State Representatives William D. Walsh and Ronald K. Hoffman have received the solid endorsements of most area municipal mayors and presidents for re-election to the Illinois Genera] Assembly, It was announced today. Mohr, Walsh and Hoffman have been commended for their strong efforts on behalf of local government and home rule, and particularly for their strong support of township government, total opposition to any metropolitan government, and sponsorship of such local projects as the dredging of Addlson Creek and the railroad crossings Improvements program. Among those endorsing the incumbent legislative team have been: Bellwood Mayor Sigel C. Davis; Berkeley Mayor Lewis Y.L. Hayley; Broadview Mayor Merrill C. Braga; Brookfleld President Philip C. Holllnger, Jr.; Forest Park Mayor Earl R. Witt; Hillside President Harry A. Pusateri; LaGrange Park President Alfred H. Dorstewltz; Melrose Park Mayor Jacob A. LaSplsa; Northlake Mayor Eugene C. Doyle; North Riverside Mayor Stephen Barcik; Stone Park Mayor Robert G. Marks; and Westchester President Frederick Wedlnger. Local municipal leaders gathered with legislative team at recent Municipal League dinner are (left to right): Mayor Hayley, President Wedinger, Mayor Braga, President Pusateri, Mayor Doyle (partially hidden), Sen. Mohr, Rep. Walsh, Judge James Felt, Rep. Hoffman, Mayor Witt, Mayor Barcik, Mayor Marks, President Dorstewitz, President Hollinger and Mayor LaSpisa. Not pictured: Mayor Davis. Forest Park Students Participate in UNICEF An awareness of their World and help needed is evidence by concern shown on the part of students at Grant-White School. The 5th and 6th graders at this school will be trick or treating on Halloween but this time to help someone else. Under the leadership of their teachers, Mrs. Diane Gentry and Mrs. Shalo Sherman, the students have organized their campaign. This means that when they ring your doorbell, the boys and girls will ask for a donation to the UNICEF fund. The money collected will In turn be sent to the UNICEF headquarters. The UNICEF organization uses the money donated to help children all over the World to get the food, medicines and schooling that is so badly needed. So when your doorbell rings on TRICK OR TREAT night, don't be surprised when those "little goblins" ask you to help children Around-the- World. Get the s P' rit BENTEL UHI®n Service Station Toy Service Truck for the youngsters $7.76 WHILE THEY LAST! 369-9521— RADIO DISPATCHED— ROAD SERVICE - 369-8104 7800 Lake St. River Forest Larry Kaercher On Tuesday, November 3rd the people of this and other com- muntles will have the opportunity and privilege to exercise one of their rights as a citizen of this great country of ours. The right to vote for the candidate of their choice. It would be shameful and sheer stupidity not to vote on Election Day. There are numerous reasons worth while elaborating upon. To begin, over half the population of this confused world are denied the right to vote for their leaders. I daresay if given that opportunity this would be a less troubled world today. In our own country, not too many years ago, certain groups were restrained from voting. Some states supported such tilings as a "Poll Tax." Other Iniquities were Imposed. All of these now a thine of the past. Consider, for a moment, the hackneyed, ridiculous, too often repeated phrase, "What can I do, lam only one vote! You might counter by saying, "What can one rain drop, or one snowflaku do?" Obviously anyone that has dug himself out of a snowstorm, or experienced a flooded basement can readily report the results of many snowflakes and/or rain drops. All of this, of course, Is common knowledge. What about the defeatist attitude of the cynical citizens who cries "Them polltitlclans, they're all alike, what's the difference who you vote for?" He somewhat like the guy who once said, "I'm going to buy an Edsel, all cars are alike anyway." By now, most of us have made up our minds as to the candidates of our choice. If not, there is till time to read, listen and absorb the various qualities of the aspiring candidates. Go to the Polls informed and equipped to vote Intelligently and not haphazardly. One of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on its people is the right to vote. This blessing should be counted at the Polls on Tuesday, November 3rd, 1970. The Problem of Drug Abuse A special program on Drug Abuse will be held Saturday, November 14th. There will be a 2:30 p.m. meeting for all teenagers and a 7:30 p.m. meeting for parents. Both meetings will be under the leadership of Dr. Donald Frost of Sloax Falls, South Dakota and will be held at the Forest Park Baptist Church, located at Harlem and Dlxon, Forest Park. Both groups will enjoy a time of fellowship at the close of their sessions, the teenagers enjoying cokes and cookies and the parents having coffee and donuts. In 1969, Dr. Frost was Instrumental In starting the Drug Addiction program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This began with a survey of 8500 students of the community who answered an anonomous questionnaire. With the aid of computers, the questionnaire revealed that one student out of seven had used marihuana. With this information, the community of Sioux Falls was challenged to move into action. Dr. Frost states that the drug education program needs the entire community support and must be recognized as a problem which Is spiritual as well as emotional. Dr. Frost is a graduate of Northwestern Medical School of Chicago and is connected with the Klttleson-Frost clinic of Sioux Falls, S.D. Beside his medical work, he is an active layman In the Central Baptist Church of Sioux Falls where he has been a deacon, trustee, chairman of finance for a building program, teacher of the college youth, Sunday School Superintendent, and is a member of the National Mission Board of the General Conference Baptist. In the community, he Is an active member of the Klwanls, serves as Chairman of the Sioux Falls community Drug Addiction Committee, and is a member of the South Dakota Governor's Committee for Drug Addiction. "By making readily available drugs of various kinds; by giving a teen ager alcohol; by praising his wlldness; by strangling him with sex literature and advertising to him, or her, as taught at SexPol, the psychopolltlcal preparation can create the necessary attitude of chaos, Idleness and worthlessness into which can then be cast the solution which will give the teenager complete freedon everywhere. "If we can effectively kill the national pride and patriotism of just one generation, we will have won that country. Therefore, there must be continued propaganda abroad to undermine the loyalty of the citizens in general and the teenagers in particular."Joseph Stalin. (From The King's Business Magazine - May 1970) Student-Directed Learning at Proviso East By invitation, 118 Proviso East and West liigh school seniors enrolled in the new Student Directed Learning program initiated this fall In the English and Social Studies departments. Designed for the talented or gifted highschooler, purpose of the program is three-fold: - to provide opportunities for students to work independently - to provide opportunities for students to judge the excellence of their own work - to provide opportunities for students to develop and practice creative thinking skills. Students create a study plan for accomplishing a particular project and proceed to complete that project witliin'a given time period. A student is expected to assume responsibility for five or six projects each semester. The classroom is merely the base of operation. Students are allowed considerable freedom to research their projects in the library, through Interviews and discussion. Proviso East, students enrolled in the SDL program from Forest Park are In English - Michael Kennedy, Sherry Leonard, Alan Muyer, Jolm Scheid, Kjeld Sort-risen and Jolm Swanson. In Social Studies - Diane Kennedy, Charles Murinier, lilchard Sallee, Herman Wegcrich and Patricia ZlUer. Coordinator of the program is faculty member, Douglas Poulter.

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