Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on February 10, 1971 · Page 13
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 13

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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1971, PAGE 13 VOTE for CHARLES R. LELIVELT COMMISSIONER, FOREST PARK "New Morning" Qualified * Born and Reared in Forest Park * Pony League Organizer * Little League Manager * Kiwanls, Past Lt. Gov. * Proven Leadership & Ability * Forest Park Chairman, 26 years, in National, State and County for Major Political Party -. - «l * Active in Community events VOTE for CHARLES R. LELIVELT By lofcn Griffii COMMISSIONER, FOREST PARK Tuesday, February 23rd, 1971 POLLS OPEN 6 a.m to 6 p.m. Famous Fourth Annual Contest America's original wine/cordial cooking contest will be staged for the fourth consecutive year by Chicagoland's Famous Liquor Stores on Sunday,' April 4th at Stouffer's Oakbrook Inn, it was announced by Joe Lebow, executive director of the Famous Liquor organization. The Famous Liquor Stores Wine/Cordial Cooking Contest has attracted enthusiastic attention from- consumers, food and cooking specialists, press and radio personalities and others. It Is one of the exciting promotional events originated by the chain that has won national recognition for the Famous Liquor Stores. Mr. Lebow said that entry forms and Instructions will be available at all Famous Liquor Stores. Any person over the age of 21 is eligible to submit an original recipe using a cordial or wine for itspreparation. Qualified Judges then will select ten finalists to compete in the dramatic "cook-off"' . . the highlight of the April 4th event It surprises me that until Paul Powell's' shoe boxes were discovered, how little attention the general public paid to the political graft and incompetance that is around us every day. By now just about everyone knows or has an idea of how "Paw Pal" (as columnist Mike Royko refers to him) got his million. Let's say the vice-president of a large trucking company walks up to Powell, putting green paper in the secretary's hand and asks htm If the state can overlook his truck's not having new license plates this year. (For a large truck, a set of plates can go as high as $1500). The secretary agrees. This is not a particular case but it's an example of how a politician can make money on the side. Fortunately, there are a lot of honest politicians who don't-take bribes and who don't engage in crooked politics. What we must realize Is that directly or Indirectly, tax evaders make us pay for It. Another type of graft Is the political machine. The payoff here is some type of job with the city or state. When election time conies, these political workers are out In the precincts hustling votes. ("What does your father do little girl?" "My daddy waves flags on the highway and gets $4.00 an hour for it"). Most people would be happy If their son or daughter was able to get a job from a local congressman but they too don't realize that these "flunky" jobs only make taxes higher. (How often have you driven down a highway and seen the workers breaking off at 3:30?) If the state got competent workers who did a full eight hours work, instead of the 9 to 3:30 type, it would get a lot more out of Us tax money. The biggest example of incompetance is the military. How many times has it been written that a new experimental weapon, costing millions of dollars being scrapped due to some malfunction that can't be corrected. More often, how many planes have been scrapped just because it's outdated, after millions have already been spent -on it? fra sure that there are thousands of different cases where poor planning and bad judgement wasted money. If political payoffs and incompetence were cut in half, even, it wouldJia.Ye_aslgniflcant effect on our economy. Fight graft! j*-^"~~"^^^ N *S ***** ««*^ For the past two months, or so, I've been waiting up on Saturday nights for the late movie on ABC. They've been showing some fantastic W.C. Fields and the Marx Brothers old flicks. I haven't been disappointed yet. (Set Ahead \ JOIN Activities for Families Men Women Boys Girls High School Youth MCA The Oak i 255 So. MARION St. Phone 383-5200 Oak Park DURING FEBRUARY and be in GREAT SHAPE by SUMMER Health Clubs tor Men Women with Steam or Sauna and Massage

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