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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1970, PAGE 3 Awarded Army Certificate Army Sergeant Vi(o D. Collyard, 24, son of Mrs. Katherinell jssey, 1027 S. Harlem Are., recently was awarded a safe driving certificate while serving with (lie 516th Light Equipment Maintenance Company in Korea. Sgt. Collyard received the award for driving military vehicles 12 months with no accidents or traffic violations. The sergeant is a training noncommissioned officer in the company. He entered the Army in September 1968, completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Va., before arriving overseas. The sergeant is a 1965graduate of Proviso East High School and a 1968 graduate of Triton Junior College. Garfield P.T.A. Christmas Meeting Garfield P.T.A. will hold its December mooting at Garfield School, Hannah and Jackson on Thursday, December 17th starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. This program is a SPECIAL Christmas program teaturingthe 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades, each doing a special something. Don't miss this unique program. Bring Grandma and Grandpa along. Refreshments will be served after the mseting. Graduates From Engineman School Navy Fireman Eugene R. Kirk, son of M-. and Mrs. William E. Kirk of 846 Circle Ave., was graduated from Engineman School at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, HI. Oh IfyfrA! X BETTEl* GET GOING! on 1*8 more eanint un tit CHRISTMAS 'ZIMMERMAN'S DRIVE-IN CLEANERS Drive-in Corner CIRCLE & ROOSEVELT ALWAYS ADEQUATE PARKING 364-0012 t/t/r C-ar« 0.0out your ctotneo HOURS: DAILY 7:30 to 6:30 Sat. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. CLOSED WED. at NOON Another Firsf For Forest Park Public Schools As a result of a cooperative agreement between Triton College and the Forest Park Public Schools, a Triton College Extension Center has been established at the Field Stevenson School, 925 Beloit Ave., Forest Park. This agreement was passed unanimously at the December meeting of the Forest Park Board of Education. Wati the establishment of the Forest Park Extension Center, Forest Park residents will be among the first to be able to take advantage of attending Triton College courses close to home. Four no-credit courses are scheduled to begin on February 18, 1971. These courses, dates, times and cost are listed below. BEGINNING PAIN TIN0 Thursday, 7:15 - 10:00 p.m., 12 weeks, limit 20, art room. In- Djstrict $14.00 - Out of District $69.80. HOW TO SAVE O.V YOUR INCOME TAX Thursday, 7:15 - 10;00 p.m., 6 weeks, limit - 20, music room In-District $7.00 - Out-of-dls- trict $34.90. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA EQUIVALENCY TEST REVIEW (G.E.D.) - Thursday, 7:15 - 10 p.m., 12 waeks, limit 30, library In-District $14.00, Out of District $69.80. BASIC CLOT;IING CONSTRUCTION - Tnursday, 7:15 - 10 p.m. 12 waeks, limit 15 home arts room. In-District $14.00, Oi't- of-District $69.80 Registration dates are as follows: AT TRITON - January 18 thru February 11 in room 3102 of the Business Center AT FIELD STEVENSON Thursday, January 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. .Un n in a Ofd 'World Settin g Luncheon or dinner at CZECH LODGE is truly a memorable experience. You will enjoy the best in CZECH, BOHEMIAN and AMERICAN cuisine in an atmosphere of unmatched beauty - and prices are moderate, too. For reservations or information, call Ow.ie -Hcst ERV VOSTAL or Co-Host BOB HAEGER. 2519 S. DesPlaines Ave. North Riverside phone 447-2886 Now accepting resarvations for Christmas Dinner and for private parties up to 80. Larry Kaercher our haitor oa ivs Researchers have come up with some interesting background on Christmas customs that add depth and meaning to what should be known as the mnst momentous of all the holidays. There are many historians thai believe Christmas originated with the ancient Greek and Roman festivities to observe the change of seasons. Actually, the celebration of the birthday of : esus Christ began in the third century but was not officially sanctioned until a century later when Pope Julius I authorized an investigation to determine Christ's probable birth date which led to the selection of December 25th. Some of our Italian readers will tell you that In 353 A.D. the Feast of the Nativity, for the first time, was celebrated and observed in Rome. One of the unanimously approved customs of Christmas Is the traditional mistletoe branch. No home should be without one. However, this custom began with the ancient druids, who believed the plant had the power to cure disease and counteract poison. If you should believe that, then you have .three good reasons for tacking the mistletoe over the doorway. There are two versions of how the : decorating of Christmas trees came into being. One Is that St. Boniface persuaded the people to adorn Christmas trees in their homes in tribute to the Christ Child. The second version tells of Martin Luther while walking through the snow one bright night, noticed the outline of some fir trees on a snowcapped hill with the stars in the background, giving the appearance of lights on the trees. Regardless of what version might be true, nothing brightens up a home better than a Christmas tree. All that is needed is to find an easier way for "The old man" to hang the lightsl As Christmas approaches all too swiftly, much will be said and read about the tradition that has withstood the many rigors of time. Whether you're a "believer" or not, nobody, but nobody, can argue against wanting "peach on earth". Let's keep thinking that way, not only at Christmas time but today and every day! American Leg/on Auxiliary To celebrate the holiday season, members of Forest Park Post and Unit, American Legion and Auxiliary, with Commander Harrison Prueser and President Lillian Schank, will gather for a Christmas dinner, party and entertainment at Memorial Hall, Circle Si Adams Sts., on Saturday evening December 19th. Invited as honored guests are Fifth District Commander, Edward J. Kouba of Berkeley and Mrs. Kouba. To show our deep appreciation for the many hours of volunteer service that has been given by those outside of the membership of our Unit, but who work under the sponsorship of the Auxiliary, the following will be honored at tills party: Mrs. Rose Rodenbostel of £lgin Ave. with 7500 credit hours; Mrs. Alice Gough with 2100 hours; and Mrs. Cele Wleker with 2500 hours. These last two named women are residents of Westchester. All work as volunteers at Bines Hospital. * * * Mrs. Marge Meyers has given the report that yard goods and patterns were delivered to Mrs. Broege, Hospital Representative at Downey Hospital for the credit of the Unit of $75.00. This was made possible by purchases of •the Unit and donations received through publicity of the program in the FOREST PARK REViEW. Congressman Collier on Poison Prevention Packaging Congressman Harold R. Collier said today that the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 will save the lives of hundreds of children when signed into law. The measure was passed last M' uday on the floor of the House. The bill will provide several guidelines on child-proof packages. Manufacturers will be required to provide packaging that is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open. Every toxic substance used in the home will be covered oy the new law. All prescription medicines will be sealed inprotective containers unless otherwise specified. Most other producers will employ the protective container in at least one popular size. Speaking on the measure during its consideration on the floor, Representative Collier said that passage of the bill was of the utm st urgency. He said, "Las! year there were 76,155 poisonings of children under five and nearly 41,000 of these were poisonings by medicines. Statistics show that drugs and medicines are involved in nearly half of the poinsoning! of small children." In a test at Madlgan Genera. Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, 837,000 prescriptions ware Issued in child-resistant containers; poisonings were reduced by 90% he said. "(X the poisonings of children that did occur, two-thirds were due to adult failure to put the protective closure on properly." he said. Statistics show that drugs and madl- cines are involved in nearly half of the poisonings of small (jhlld- ren. Collier said many cases of poisonings require lengthy hos- pltallzatlon and produce injuries from which the child may never recover. The substances which cause such tragic results are not primarily those thought of as being toxic but are such everyday products as aspirin, vitamin pills, cough medicines, soap, bleaches, furniture polishes and similar products. , "Wuen one considers the variety of such items in the average homi;, he realizes that there is no such thing as "out of reach" where children are concerned." Collier said.