Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on February 17, 1971 · Page 7
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 7

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, February 17, 1971
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Girl Scout News By Joan Rippa Thinking Day In Forest Park was celebrated by the whole town on Sunday, February 7th. Over 250 girl scouts, leaders and parents gathered at Field Stevenson school for an Interesting program presented by Mrs. Emil Holub, Community Association Chairman. The program started with a presentation of colors by Junior Troop 62, two senior scouts showed slides and spoke of the wonderful experience they had and taught a game which everyone enjoyed. The afternoon came to an end with the enjoyment of delicious cookies brought by all the local troops. Flags and centerpieces depicting out scouting around the world were on view at the refreshment table. Troop 62 Field Stevenson is most happy to welcome their new leaders Into the troop - Mr. & Mrs. H. Whelpley. Mrs. Whelpley Is the third grade teacher at Field Stevenson Cadette Troop 23 served refreshments at the Juliette Low Thinking Day Program. Cadette Troop 23 L. to R. Carol Green, Marion Mohes and Nancy Kalloo More Than Meets The Eye at*The Foresf Park Library An inventory of the resources available to library users in Forest Park has revealed some astronomical figures when one considers the services on which they may call through Illinois public library systems. Of further interest is the depth of materials which may be obtained by merely walking up to the desk of the .Forest Park Public Library. A photocopy of the first edition of the biggest best-seller of all time and the latest, most erudite piece of scholarly writing are to be had from the Forest Park Public Library, according to Miss Josephine Austin, village librarian. But she is quick to point out that all these are not to be found on the shelves of the local library but like the proverbial iceberg there is much more than meets the eye. Recently compiled statistics released by the Illinois State Library indicate that a total of over 15,000,000 books are available through the holdings of the 18 public library systems in which the local library participates through its membership in the Suburban Library System. In addition to books alone, records, films, and periodicals are obtainable. At present some 470 public libraries are system members in Illinois. The inter library loan division of the Suburban Library System will go to great lengths to obtain books and reference materials for a local cardholder. This may mean going beyond system members' holdings to such large libraries as the Chicago Public Library, The University of Illinois, The Illinois State Library and Southern University Library. ' \Ve might mention that the biggest best-seller in case you haven't guessed is the Bible. The Gutenberg Bible, first book to be printed with moyeable type, can be 1 found in the Library .of Congress. Photocopies of some of its valuable pages may be obtained through system cooperative methods. The Voter Speaks Out QUESTION: Since the primary election is coming up in Forest Park on Feb. 23rd, what changes or improvements would you like to see made In the village? IRENE KOZIOL, 214 CIRCLE: I think the parking situation is terrible. I know the village is working on tills air the time but we need to see some changes made fast. MRS.. CARL HUTTER, 921 DUNLOP: I've lived here about 55 years and I love Forest Parkand wouldn't want to move away. I don't have a car but I and it very convenient to shop locally. I live near Wtiiteway and I get everything I need. The bus transportation is good too and it's easy to get on the the end of the line. I'm very satisfied with the way things are in Forest Park. WILLIAM GERLING, 1128 ELGIN AVE.: One of the most fantastic things the village could do is to remove the all-night parking ban at night. It's not fair. I realize the reasons for this regulation but I don't think it's fair. I pay taxes and I can't park on my street in front of my house. I've lived here a long time and I can't say that I've seen any drastic changes. There's been a lot of new apartment buildings but that's private construction. There haven't been any new stores. I don't tlu'nk there's been much progress. •" •••••/ ••••• JAMES KRICKL, liGLATHROP AVIi.: I shop at Trage's and other stores'aroiind here for big appliances but otherwise I usually go to the shopping center-. Even . Cermak Plaza and Hillside don't have too many quality stores. You have to go out to Randhurst. Another think I've had several tilings stolen out of my truck recent!' but I don't know what the solution is to that. I think the police do a pretty good job, but they can't be everywhere. Maybe if we had more increased police patrol it would help. MRS. SHIRLEY HOY, si?. CIRCLE AVE.: Of course there's always some things that could be improved, like the street lighting; the alleys are better lit than the streets but I understand they're working on this. There are a lot of things I like about Forest Park. I think the pool, the school system and transportation are excellent. We have a good selection of grocerystores like Whiteway and Calcagno's and West End Market. I shop at Trage's for big appliances. We need a shoe store here. I go to the shopping centers for wearing apparel for the family. I have had fine service from the police department, especially in time of an emergency. Also important, there is plenty of community activity: the Park District, politics, V.F.W., the Garden Club, Newcomers Club. I've lived here 19 years and there's plenty to do if you want to get involved. ' FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1971, PAGE 7 Valentine s Day at Field Stevenson School FIELD STEVENSON SCHOOL PLAY The Second Grade at Field Stevenson School presented a Valentine Play. The Play, "Somebody's Valentine", was the story of a poor little valentine who was the last one left on Valentines Day and was given to one after another until finally the friendly Policeman gave her to his Sweetheart. CAST 0£_CHrtRACTERS Little Valentine - Cindy Lemcke Cowboy Valentine - James Milton Mrs. Jordan - Pamela Randolph Miss Lacey - Debbie Erickson Mrs. Murphy - Pe^y Cobb Joe - David Mickelson Suzle - Suzanna Culver Miss Harper - Linda Henderson Mr. Jones the Friendly Policeman - Jeff Walters Director - Mrs. Marie Conklin, Second Grade Teacher . VOTE for Edward R. LAMBKE Commissioner Entire Second Grade L. to R. Jeff Walters, Cindy Lemke and Linda Henderson L. to R. Suzanna Culver, David Mickelson, Cindy Lemke and Peggy Cobb ELECT John HANLEY for COMMISSIONER

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