Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on December 16, 1970 · Page 1
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Forest Park Public Library 7555 Jackson Blvd Forest Park, in. FOREST PARK REVIEW d Each Ttiun. Morning By Your Postman S3.00 Per Year in Advance Second Class Postage Paid al Forest Park, Illinois tit/i t/ie LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7451 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 366-0600 - 366-0601 Ai All News Stands VOL. LXXX No. 50 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY^ DECEMBER 16, 1970 Mohr To Run For /Mayor Former mayor Howard R. Mohr has announced that he will seek a return to that office in Forest Park's village ejection next April. The announcemant came near the close of a meeting attended by an estimated 250 persons on Monday evening. According to moderator Sam ,1. Gillian, the meeting was called to determine whether "all these people who have been urging Howard Mohr to run are prepared to back it up with their active support. They have convinced him that the answer is yes." Mohr served as Forest Park's mayor from 1963 to 1967. In November of 1966 he was elected to the Illinois Senate and did not seek re-election to the mayor's office. Last month he was elected to a second term In the Senate. Mohr's decision to accept this additional assignm ?nt was prompted, Gillian said, by the expressions of a great many people who feel he is best qualified to give us a solid performance as an adminis- t''ator. "Certainly he's busy" Gillian said, "but the people seemed to :.gree that if you want to get the job done, you give it to a busy man." Mohr closed the meeting by expressing his thanks to those in attendance. "With your help," he said, "we will conduct a vigorous and a constructive campaign. 1 ' Christmas Weekend Postal Service Christmas weekend service will be as follows: Christmas Eve, ThJrsday, Dec. 24th - Window Service 8:3tfA.M. 12 Noon? Normal delivery and collection service provided. Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25th - No window, lock bo:<, collection or delivery sarvices. Special delivery service will be provided. Saturday, Dec. 26th - Window service 3:30 A,M. - 12 Noon. No delivery services will be made except Special delivery and collection services wiiich will be provided. Fire Af The O'Connor Home Wednesday, December 9;h at exactly 12:00 Noon, the home of Fred and Mury O'Connor of 834 Circle was the scene of what could have been a disastrous and fatal fire, ttie to the calmness and efficiency of an unknown telephone operator plus the cooperation of neighbors and the Immediate on the scene action by the Forest Park Fire Department, a near tragedy was averted. It all began with a short In the basement wiring that started the gas line on fire. From there, it spread to the kitchen. In a matter of seconds, the kitchen was set ablaze. Mary O'Connor was theonlyone at home at thetimnandwisover- come from smoke Inhalation and in shock. She was taken to the Loyola Hospital by the Fire Department ambulance and was released Saturday, December 12ih. Along with the Fire Department, doing their .usual excellent job, many friends and neighbors pitched in to help in any way they could. Such good people as Mrs. Pearl Buckley, Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Milchhoefer, Mrs. Sharon Walker, Mrs. Virginia Reid, M.-s. Rose Sortino and Mrs. Charles Lloyd unselfishly helped the O'Connors in their tlm? of need. Fred and M:iry O'Connor would like to pass along their grateful thanks to all the professional and neighborly people who canr; to their rescue on their never-to- be forgotten day. They also make mention of the fact that it will be on or about February 1st before they will beable to move back into their own home. Appointed Assistant to Director Miriam T. Krause of 37 Rockford Ave., has been appointed assistant to the director in the Legal Practice and Education division and staff director for two professional Sections, at the American Bar Association. Mrs. Krause had been coordinator - policies administration with The Quaker Oats Co. since 1969. Earlier she had served in other positions within the same company. She was a tutor in the ghetto tutoring program cosponsoredby Quaker Oats and the Chicago Housing Authority. Mrs. Krause received a B.A. degree in modern languages from Knox College, Galesburg, 111. S:ie is a member of Pi Beta Phi social fraternity. Candidate For Commissioner Fred Marunde of 117 Elgin Ave., announces his candidacy for Commissioner of the Village of Forest Park. Fred, a former President and presently a director of OXtoberfest, Inc. has been a resident of our village since 1952. He is married and the father of two young daughters. A. 1 present, Mi'. Mnrunde is President of the Harlem Miennerehor, having been elected to that position for eleven consecutive years. He is a member of the Forest Park Post #7181 V.F.W., St. Jolui's Lutheran Church and a member of the Forest Park School Board Advisory Committee. He also has served two years with the U.S. Army Engineers and was elected Soldier of the Month in November 1957. Mr. Marunde solicits your vote and if elected, lie promises to servo with ability and effort in an intelligent and vigorous Girl Scouts Wrap Presents for Kiwanis The following girl scout troops turned out enforce ut the Park Building for the wrapping of presents that will be distributed jy the Kiwanis Clul) in Forest Park on Christmas morning: Troop •!Betsy Hoss, Troop 438 - St. Joh.i, Troop 62 - Field S:uven-' son, Troop 23 - Ca'Jettes, Troop 21 - Garfield. MIS. Hummel, Kiwinis Club :>f Forest Park District Coordinator and Mrs. N^lso:i, Troop Leader, supervised the project. W'j w.iuld like to say how very proud and appreciative we are of the great effort put forth by the girl scouts and thslr leaders for this worthy cause. We wjuld like to publicly thank each person who participated.

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