Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on January 27, 1971 · Page 13
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 13

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 27, 1971
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1971, PAGE 13 MAYOR 'Mayor Mohr's Administration - Second in a Series - Last week we mentioned a few improvements in our village which can be traced to Howard Mohr's administration. These Included alley light- Ing and drainage and the development of the water improvement program. Here are more highlights of his term as Mayor: .* Instituted annual Clean-Up Paint-Up Fix-Up campaign. * Updated the Police Department and produced a 300% increase in patrol activity. Added Meter Maids who also served as crossing guards. * Created an active Youth Commission (since disbanded) with an effective and constructive program for young people. * Put an end to "closed door" council sessions, a practice . which since has been resumed. * Built the first "Tot Lot" at Circle and Lehmer. Obtained protective fencing for expressway overpass on Circle Avenue. The point is: Howard Mohr gets things done. He is our best possible choice for Mayor of Forest Park. Sponsored by MOHR for MAYOR Committee MOHR LEGAL Notice is hereby given that on February 15, 1971 at 8:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall, 517 Desplalnes Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois the Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing on a petition for variations in the Zoning Ordinance of the. Village of Forest Park permitting the construction of five 21-unit buildings on the following described property: ^ (for rezoning the property consisting of approximately 75,832 sq. ft.) lying north of Franklin Street, abutting thereon and located West of Marengo Avenue projected north and commonly known as 7301-17 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois. (The legal description of subject property is on file with the Village Clerk for inspection at any time) (s) James Gallagher, Secretary Zoning Board of Appeals Unescorted Girls Drinks Half Price in our upstairs Lounge Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. 10 OPEN FOR LUNCH MOM. BEER 10c frtm II a.m. 1« 3 P.m. Open 11 • 1 Mon. thru Thurs. 11 -2 Fit, Sat. & Sun. Ask about FREE MEMBERSHIP to the Glass Bottle Ski Club Meetings Every Monday nlte at 9 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME! THANK YOU for Making our GRAND OPENING a BIG SUCCESS 7301 W. ROOSEVELT RD. FOREST PARK, ILL 771-5600 -~ WINTER PET PROJECTS The cold weather season means festivities at home, lots of visitors and an abundance of good food. For people. But for dogs, this same merry time means confusion, too much handling and too many treats, ranging from peanuts to turkey. It also means confinement indoors much of the time. Here are some pointers to make Fido's winter season and yours — happier — without leaving him out in the cold. 1. Give your dog a permanent retreat where he can rest and still • observe the action.' Select a warm, out-of-the-way spot where his bed can be permanently placed. 2. Discourage guests from feeding Fido under-the-table treats. Assure them his own food is much better Tor him. An instant dinner Tor dogs called Chuck Wagon has been developed and it's a real gourmet treat — year 'round. This fall-course dinner has a variety of distinct ingredients, just like a "people dinner", consisting of red chunks which get lender and chewy when warm water is added, and nuggets which stay crisp and crunchy. The water forms a meaty broth. 3. House guests, often children, pick up and. over-handle little dogs. They also approach dogs — large or small - loo quickly. Be firm in insisting that your dog get U> know guests before they pet him and that they not pick up small dogs. 4. Lastly, doggie gifts should be those designed especially for dogs. Avoid gifts which a dog can break in chewing and choke on. Rawhide and hard rubber chew toys are ideal gifts. Once you've discovered how well these winter hints work for your dog, you'll want to continue them all year long. Kiwanis Drug Program in ^ Forest Park Schools On December llth and .again on January 21st, youth from the Gateway House, visited the classes of 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Forest Park. The services of the Gateway residents were sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Forest Park as a part of their Drug Education Program. Gateway House is a drug re-education center for former addicts. The residents know first-hand the harmful effects of drugs and the problems related to their use. It was this first-hand knowledge and experience, along with their youth, that added creditability to the informal discussions at Betsy Ross, Garfleld, Grant White, Field Stevenson, St. Bernardines and St. John Schools. THE FOLLOWING STUDENT COMMENTS ARE A SAMPLE OF WHAT WAS GAINED BY SUCH A PROGRAM. I learned a lot from this program. This time we got our answers from someone who went through it, not from a fact-filled booklet. It was also more fun than reading a pamphlet. It helped'convince me that drugs aren't for me. It showed it (Drug Abuse) can happen anywhere, ghetto, middle class, and high class. After her talk I don't think I will ever take drugs. She convinced me that it wasn't worth it. She explained how it would be hard for you to get a job, a good education and a long normal life. I feel even if she didn't explain this, I woul'dn't have taken drugs. Her talk convinced me completely. I wish she would have talked a little bit more about sniffing glue. I think the younger generation should know about this because this is where most of them start. She mentioned it, but didn't really describe the feeling or reaction. > I think the program was a good one. We learned the effects of drugs, the dangers of drugs and the problems of taking drugs. I would not take drugs after what she said about taking them and her ; experience with them. I thought they were really good because they knew what they were talking about and they were really concerned about you getting a good and straight answer. And they made sure you could hear the answer too. •• . . I learned that drugs are worse than I thought. I learned that it doesn't pay off. I also got the answers to many questions that convinced me not to take drugs. I also learned what might happen when you take drugs. I liked them. Maybe it got through some people's heads that drugs are no good. I think they were cool. They were very nice to me. Because they understand young people. I think the people from Gateway House really proved that taking drugs is bad. They explained the reason of most drugs and the cause each can do. They explained about Gateway House and how they live. They said drugs are a HAZARD!!! Gateway people taught me not to use drugs. I think their mistake will teach us. I liked them. I thought that Sharon O'Kane was really great coming here and telling us about drugs. She really knew what she was saying too; not llkg some people trying to give us the facts, but someone that's been through it, to know what it's really like. I learned that drugs affect people in different ways so I don't want to try them. When you start taking drugs you think you like it, but after taking them your parents don't really care because they think you're stupid for taking drugs. Lots of people take them because friends do and they'don't want to be left out; Having him here helped me to decide whether I want to take drugs or not. I learned that drugs are bad for you. You just don't take drugs because everyone else does. In fact you should not take drugs at all. The only time to take drugs is when they are prescribed for you by a doctor. When you say you are not going to take them -don't. :

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