FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1970, PA1E 4 Sf. Bernardf'ne's Drug Awareness Program Seventh and Eighth grade students at St. Bornardine have spent a waek In what has been termed a Drug A vireness Program. It was a (our point approach to the problem. The mural implication, legal, medical and the personal experiences of former drug addicts. The waek began with Film strips and discussions relating to somo of the aspects of the drug problem. The program resulted because the Kiwinis Club of Forest Park made the arrangements to have the speakers from Gateway House talk to the students at all the schools in Forest Park. Tjhe Junior High Faculty under the guidance of M-. Girnello, the Science teacher, decided that to be consistent with the idea of educating the total child the program should be expanded. They felt that looking at the problems of drug abuse from the four different angles that students will be better prepared to deal with the problem of drugs when they are tempted to experiment. On Wednesday Father LeVoy who is religions moderator for the Junior High, led a discussion relating to the moral aspects of the use of drugs. On Thursday students working in .small groups with teachers, the school nurse, principal, or parish priest gave reports which they had prepared on drugs. Steve Tower, Dan Smith, Ron Wleczorek, Joe Solberg Left to right: Gsrry M' rpay, Nancy Purcell, Mrs. Baldridge, Marc Csecli, Ralph Slrozza The dim ix In the week was a three part session field on Friday, Deceniher 11. G-oups me! with the Police diet from Forest Park, Mr. Ziebcll, who discussed the legal problems and difficulties with the law which can arise from t'ir use .if drugs. Chief Ziebell discussing with 8th Grade students Doctor Clem 'ill McDonald ajid Mr. Pe'.ruciak of Couk County Hospital talked to the students about the medical, physical and psycolojlcal affects of various druns. They described the three categories of drugs, stimulants, halluco- gens and depressants. Students were told how drugs are used in medicine and what affect these drugs have on the bodily functions. Library Christmas Program On W^nesday afternoon, December 23rd at 3 p.m., the Forest Park Public Library will hold a very special Christmas program for children. M\ Frank Ullrich, who Is noted for his skill In story-telling and wlio has given programs In several suburbs, will tell the Christmas Story as it must have appeared to the shepherds on that holy night. He will be In the costume of the times and will take the part of a shepherd hearing this amazing news. His portrayal will be dramatic and exciting and will bring the true meaning of Christmas to his listeners. Tickets should be obtained ahead at the library. WMle there is no charge for this, it is necessary to know how many are mlng In order not to disappoint i 'one. Parents may come with th.ir children as long as there Is seating. * * * The library has available anum- ber of Christmas 16 m:n films for groups to use. Please book as soon as possible. Call the library for more details. * * # The library will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday December 25 for Christmas. of t retry Thursday evening, December 17 will be the tim? of the annual Christmas program at the Friends of the Library in Forest Park. It will be an evening of Christmas music, both familiar and lesser known, as presented by Mrs. Shirley Christell, her daughter Valerie and with Valerie Kennedy at the piano. The Christell boys will not be home in time to take part. Guests and visitors are welcome. There is no admission. by Jackie Schulz If you're reading this column, thank you. I'm nattered! Where did you get the timu?Thisseason of the year, don't you always wonder which goes faster, the time or the money? Father LeVoy officiated at the christening of Elisabeth Schwebl at St. Bernardine's Church on Sunday, December 6th. Godparents are M . and Mrs. Pat Marzullo of Mulrose Park. Jolly old Saint Nick and his helpers were out doing their thing around town Saturday. But the "HO HO HO" was on the fat boy himself at the bank! Maybe Santa's been working too hard or attending Weight Watchers or something. Anyway, his once "bowl-full-of-jelly" tummy has alas - shrunk! Too skinny to hold up Ms bright red britches, a near disaster occurred while he w-is waving merrily! Mi s. Claus, you'd better fatten that boy up for next year - w» can't expose our children to these cheap vaudeville laugh-getters! Carl Schwebl and K( Connelly laughed the loudest of all assembled. It's a boy for Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bacon of Hannah Avenue. Jon Thomas was born on November 27th in the West Suburban Hospital. His brother, Arthur age 11 and sisters Cathy 14, Gail 13, Beth 8, and Denise 6, are very happy about the new brother they're getting for Christmas. The proud grandmas are Mrs. Clara Bacon and Alice Zalewski. Danny McCullough is a'70 graduate of Walther who played "offensive back" (that's w.'iat they told me. Honest, they could have said he played "upside down" and I'd believe them for all I know about football. W.'iat is an "offensive back" - it sounds like a sweaty shirt in front of you on a bus in the summertime). Aayway, Danny played for Triton this year and was the leading ball carrier and 1 do not find him in the least offensive. Danny Natale, another '70 grad from Proviso, has entered a fine old profession. He's a barber! Now, how long has it been since you saw an 18 year old barber? His grandfather owjs the school and Danny's been learning since he was 14. He's located on Austin Ave., just south of Diversey. Bob Krieger Is recovering from knee surgery In M^rcy Hospital in Des Moines. Paul Schulz, father of Helen Neubeiser and Edna Neubeisar is ill in Oik Park Hospital. Also on the sick list this week is the well known Johnny Long, recuperating at the Oak Park Hospital and Joan Oillson, now ,111 the mend at horn.?. Both are from North America Savings. The kids will soon be home from school for the holidays. Steve Holodnickf's due in the 19th. He has been elected Social Chairman of the Acacia Fraternity. Bye, see you under the mistletoe! Dr. Clement M icDonald describes medical effects of drugs to 8th grade students. Till 1 final piia.se .if the program *.is discussion with former addicts friuii Gateway Hini.se wiiich i.s a drug rehabilitation renter. The people told the students about their personal experience with drugs what problems have occurred in theii life as a result of their involvement and how they became involved with drugs. Seventh grade students listen as ex-adlicts from Gateway House tell about their experiences with drugs. Christmas 'Fly-By-Night' Stores Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott today warned holiday shoppers to beware i.f pre-Ctiristmas "fly-by-nirhl" operations offering mercliandK' at bargain prices. This type of operation involv.;, a vacant store-front which coin •;, to life just before Christmas will, sale of appliances, toys, andotln-i products - usually infern.i or second-rate, Scott explainer. "To:i often, consumers dissatisfied with the products retiui. after the holidays to a vacant store. The sellers, who hav. rented the store front for tli> pre-Christmas season only, hav. vanished, leaving the consuin •> no recourse for exchange or n turn of merchandise," the Illinoi.' Attorney General said. Another variety of this sort ol swindle is the street corner peddler -who operates out of th. trunk of a car or from :( pu-.h- cart, offering shoddy in.Ti-han- dise ranging from bogus perfuni' and grossly overpriced watche> and jewelry to gadgets and toy.', of inferior materials and w.irk- m. ins hi p. A'torney General Scott said his office also has received complaints concerning salesmen »'!«' "buttonhole" consumers outside factories where they are c-ni- ployed and sell them such products as watches, rings, 01 radios. After thebuyer has signed a contract, he is given a payment book with a requirem;nt that payments of $5.00 or $10.00 a week be made through the mail. As with the other type sales, the merchandise is generally of an inferior nature, Scott said.
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