Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on February 10, 1971 · Page 1
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, February 10, 1971
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111 FOREST PARK REVIEW Delivered Each Thtm. Morning By Your Postmjn $5.00 Per Year in Advance Second Class Postage Paid at Forest Park, Illinois (ftt//t LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7451 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 I - 366-0601 /* At All News Stands No -6 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1971 Established in 1889 Noted Local Sculptor Statue Dedicated Sculpture by Rudolph Seno, Proviso graduate, Class of 1947, is dedicated la Senior Circle of Proviso West high school. L to R - William Bednar, Westchester,- president of the Proviso West, Class of 1966, the class which made the initial sizeable gift Sculpture, Rudolph Seno and Arthur Valllcelll, principal of Proviso West. Seno credits his grade school teacher, Sister Stabella of St. Bernardine's elementary school in Forest Park, with his art motivation. Rudy spent many hours on his knees in the school's halls creating religious and secular murals on the backside of wallpaper rolls. His creativity continued - at ProAso East high school where for four years his artistic abilities found expression in stage design for student productions. In the adult world, he found himself limited in expression on two- dimensional canvass. He sought inspiration in the writings of the Greek philosopher, Anaxogoras, who theorized that everything in life grows from a seed or a series of seeds which combine under the influence of a cosmic mind, later to be destroyed or to emerge in new form. In 1949-50, Seno therefore found himself shifting from canvass to three-dimensional sculpture - the art form which has earned for Mm the reputation of sculptor.of distinction. Anaxogoras' theory of growth Is reflected in the new Proviso West piece of sculpture in that Seno depicts the educational process in three stages: three, seeds, root-like in design, rise out of a circular foundation, to enter the second stage, massive and intricate in structure, suggesting knowledge explosion; and emerge, in new expanded form simulating a reaching toward productive maturity. Asked tp recall Ms most exciting commissions, he names the Crucifixions at Notre Dave university, Sound Bend, Ind., and Con- cordla College, River Forest; also the sculpture "Flight" created for United Air Lines' central office, Elk Grove. These are only three of many public and private collections in the United States and four American embassies throughout the world, Including Rome, Italy. * Since 1954, he lists more than 15 one-man shows and his awards are many. He was admitted to Who's Who in America (1963) and Who's Who in Illinois (1969). Reviews of Seno's creative ability have been carried in most news media, including the Chicago press, and In such publications as - Time, Newsweek and Wall Street Journal. CANDIDATES NIGHT NEXT WEEK A large record-breaking crowd Is expected to attend "Candidates Night" scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:30 p.m. The event, to be held at Homer's Banquet Room, 7340 Madison Street, is sponsored by the FOREST PARK REVIEW as a public service to the community. All candidates will be invited to speak for a period not to exceed five minutes. A time-keeper will be appointed to notify the speakers of the approaching time limitations. After the speeches, it Is hoped that persons In the audience will talk Informally with the candidates to ask them cpies- tions and discuss Issues. Candidates will appear according to the listing of names on the ballot. Candidates in the commissioner race will speak first. They are: James H. Clark, Jerry Curran, John Hanley, Patriciallemstreet, Armand Ladouceur, Edward Lambke, Charles Lelivelt, Fred Marunde, Santo Rizzo (incumbent) and James Sansone(incumbent). ' Candidates for themayoralpos- ition will speak last. They are Mayor Earl R. Witt (incumbent) and former mayor (now State Senator) Howard R. Mohr. Park Board candidates will be introduced. They are: KenStange, Gary Fink and Dunne. Coffee and doughnuts will be served and a cash bar will be open. The Feb. 23rd primary election will have the effect of eliminating two of the commissioner candidates from the April ballot. "The Candidates Night event in no way indicates any sponsorship of candidates by this newspaper," said Kaercher. "We feel it is important for voters to have an opportunity to. meet the candidates so they can make an intelligent choice." This is the only community-wide event that will be held for this purpose. "The future of the government of Forest Park is in the hands of the voters. It is up to them to be informed and make a wise selection. We hope everyone will recognize the importance of this meeting and make an effort to attend," said Kaercher. An overflow crowd attended the Candidates Night when it was held four years ago and introduced for the first time by The Review. Posf Office Service Adjustment Following the practice of other post offices in this area and In keeping with the trend in modern business and other Government agencies, Wllbert H. Neuman, Officer In Charge, announced that the local post office Mill discontinue providing financial service on Saturdays, starting Feb. 20, 1971. The lobby will be open on Sat. for the convenience of lock-box •customers. However, manned windows providing stamp sales, money orders, registry, parcel post, information and other services will be clijgEd. Stamps may be purchased frornse4f.-service vending machines. ^v For the present mail will coft tinue tg-be~colle'ctedr>rQcessed\ N and^-delivered as ijtt-eto fore. Stop Check Program Bringing Results Chief Ed Ziebell reports the "Stop Check Program" instituted for the businessmen in town by the police department, was instrumental in apprehending a suspected bad check passer. "Champagne" Tony 'Bale of Homer's Restaurant, aided and abetted by Forest Park's finest, resulted in the suspect being lodged in the county jail now waiting for trial in the Oak Park court on February 12th. Del; Don Hinz booked the "possible paper hanger" on charges of theft, five counts of deceptive practice and disorderly conduct. Six owners of various, business houses in town are to appear at the hearing in an effort to cooperate with the police in this program. School Board Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Forest Park School Board will be held Thursday, February Hth. This meeting will convene at 8:00 p.m. at the Field Stevenson School in Room 301. GarfieldPTA The next meeting of theGarfield P.T.A. will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 8:00 p.m., at Garfield School, Hannah & Jackson. The program for the evening will be a discussion with Miss .Sobczynski (school counselor) and Mr. Simal (school psychologist). • ' Everyone is invited to attend this very interesting and informative meeting. Refreshments will be served.

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