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i;' PAGE e MAYOR Mayor Mohr's Administration: 1963 -19(57 - First in a Series - Forest Park knows something of the kind of leadership to expect from Howard Mohr. Here are a few highlights of his term as Mayor; * High intensity alley lights were installed through-, out the village. * 2 village parking lots were bought and paid for from their own revenue. * Alley drain program eliminated flooding in most sections of the village. * Pinball machines, very prevalent In Forest Park, were banned. * Vehicles were purchased for sidewalk snow plow• •-•; .-,.. ing. Street sweeping and snow removal reached . ' •' an all time high in efficiency. *" * Water improvement program, now a reality,- was conceived and developed to the point where construction could be started. It was a period of unequalled progress for Forest.Park and we have the opportunity to profit from this kind of leadership again if we elect Howard Mohr as our Mayor ... MOHR STRETCHING YOUR LUCK? Before medical bills put you over a financial, barrel, coniider this startling fact. Over 500.000 families each year have medical bills which exceed their annual income. So don't skate on thin ice. If you don't have Major Medical insurance, call us for details. Carl». Schwebl, Jr. REICH & BECKER 52 years of Service 7419 MADISON ST. 366-0010 UF 1:4 CASUALTY •TraJtm.uk of The tf.tn* eq Surely Co. and ill asiuiuieJ ( ally 6 GLASS? MIRRORS? Call TAYLOE Glass Company VI 8-0751 Forest Park Grandmothers Club \^ By Mary Wiedelman New Year Greetings to all! January 13th was our first meeting of the year at the Park Bldg, It was the twelfth birthday of the club. A short board meeting was held before the regular meeting began. Our capable refreshment chairman, Inez Moe and her committee, served a hearty and delicious luncheon. We sang a song to our January birthday "Grams". President Therese VanThiel conducted a business meeting in the early afternoon. Officers and chairmen gave their reports. Grandmothers Club was generous at Christmastime with checks to help support charitable organizations: The Kidney Fund, Shriners Crippled Children, Salvation Army and four needy families. Program chairman Jeannette Olson has a cake walk planned for February. Jeannette and her committee went to Hlnes Hospital Monday, January llth and enjoyed a "games'- 1 party with the veterans. Ways and'Means Chairman Rella Robinson has scheduled a card party for April. On January 13th the club membership was closed. Charter vmembers - the new and the old - Mrs. K. Riley and Mrs. Inez Mpe, were remembered with gifts from the President Therese. Elsie'.Jacobs has the sympathy of the club on the loss of her sister, Minnie Ernst. Mary Schmidt, home from .the hospital, is doing well. The afternoon ended with playing'a game. Pretty prizes were awarded. The next meeting date is February 10th. Whether if's Sfeef. . Whether it's Snow.. . . . Whether It's 30 Below This is the number to call 366-0317 Car won't go? Our experts are always on hand for all your car needs. SNOW PLOWING Reasonable Rates TOM MOHR Service Station 7400 HARRISON ST. Third Annual Memorial Essay Contest Thursday, January 14th brought to a successful conclusion the THIRD ANNUAL GRAND KNIGHT FRANK MORAVCIK MEMORIAL ESSAY' CONTEST for the 8th Grade Students of St. Bernardine's School. Each 1st place winner was given a $25.00 Savings Bond. Each 2nd and 3rd place winner was given a $5.00 check from the Ladies Auxiliary. In the picture from Left to Right - Front Row: Kevin Gallagher, 617 Thomas Avenue, Forest Park - 3rd Place Cathy Hamilton, 1044 Maple, Oak Park - 3rd Place Winner Mary Ziebell, 1533 Marengo, Forest Park - 2nd Place Mrs. Eleanor Scafidl, President of the Ladles Auxiliary of Father Setters Council Pat Jandrisits, 1110 Home Avenue, Oak Park - 1st Place Winner Carl Morello, 1010 Thomas Ave., Forest Park - 1st Place Winner Mr. Thomas Misiano-Grand Knight of Father Setters Council 2nd Row - Left to Right: Robert Dunne, 820 Elgin, Forest Park - 2nd Place Winner Fr. Lavoy - Assistant from St. Bernardine's Parish. The following are the winning "Boy Essay" and the winning "Girl Essay": . Winning Boy Essay - Carl Morello. Subject: "How can a Catholic Education Contribute to our Community Life". When wasthelasttimeyou'veheardthenews on the radio or watched it on the TV? How long is it now since you've read the headlines in your newspaper? What did they say? Examples are, Boy fourteen dies of an overdose of drugs, students riot on campus, four are killed, owner of used car lot shot and killed by armed robber, man shot by boy in passing car", young girl found dead in a ditch, her body cut by knives. These are only a few of the sickening things that go on in our city and suburbs. People don't care about these problems and if they do, they sure don't show it. But how can we help, grammar school and high school students in a Catholic School? How can our Catholic education help us to contribute to our Community 'life: We students of Catholic Schools can find many ways to contribute to our every day community lives. In the years of all the religion I've had, I heard how Jesus came to earth in the image of any other human man, although'the things-he did and said were different and hard for others to understand it. We've learned that Jesus at the time he was on earth helped people in many ways. He healed and comforted those who were sick. He cured all those who were lame, deaf, blind or had terrible diseased and brought the dead back to life. Although we are unlike Jesus and we cannot perform the wonderful things he did, we can still help our neighbors in our community when they need us. If we stop and think, there are many ways we can contribute to our every day life. We, ourselves can help the old and young. We can help our parents at home and our classmates in school. Although we can help other people (our neighbors) there is not much we can do about what I mentioned in the first paragraph. Because we have a good Catholic education we should be able to Judge the good from the bad and know what's'good for us and what is not. I think because of the good Catholic education I have had I can judge good from the bad and because of this I think I can contribute the most to my community to stay out of trouble but to help those who need me to do what I can for others. , Winning Girl Essay - Patricia Jandrisits. Subject: "How-can a Catholic Education Contribute to our Community Life." My Catholic Education means I am brought up to know, understand and love God and in this way I am brought up to love my neighbors and all the people within my community. My Catholic education teaches me to want to help others andhelp the Community to become a better place. As Catholics we help to better the community by helping in charitable projects as the clothing drive and the can goods drive, surprise packages for the boys in Vietnam and other charitable projects. We help sponsor things for our school and community, like the Fun Fair, the Parish picnic and the Ice Cream Social. We help to keep our Community clean by originating clean up campaigns and tilings to help our community be a better place. On Christmas we go caroling to bring the love of Christmas into everyone's home. When you have a Catholic Education, it Is your duty to bring the love of God and his word into the hearts of all the people that live in your community. Graduated From George Williams College Donald L. DeRubis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Domenick DeRubis of Forest Park, 111., was graduated from George Williams College, Downers Grove, HI., at its winter commencement. He received his Bachelor oil Arts degree in Social SciencesJ In addition to his graduation^ from George Williams, he als was graduated from Proviso Ea^ High School.