Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 3, 1971 · Page 14
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 14

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 3, 1971
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1971, PAGE 14 If you wake up j richer every morning. can take it much easier, Daily Interest Savings at River Forest Bank pays you 4/i^every day. Hit cr Forest regular su\inf>s OIU 1 t Ami i In \ nti f_ da\ . \\< Hank am r MH) davs. u <ni can » iddilion. pay 1 I I ),()/••( MI- r< 2' i pa mil " 1- u it nip the regular saving urrnunts 12 months and Plan like llii. vtnir \%ak 1 1 "H s \( \\l ii inlrrcsl rllu-r VDU ct inlrrrsl wlii iinni Minil ll, r l . In '*' ( U|> \ ialrK . spur ifilf «'-t Irpil in \i- \niir nior irrniiifh 1.0' sill IM- a p cry day )ti<ni(*\ it's nn 1 dailv n-sl a •v un i \\iih aMirr on is votir icrc deposit. IIH I(>H cpo jniiif: •d on •>il for I Sa\ ings In 1971. WHAT? YOU STILL DON'TJHAVE A FREE CHECKING ACCOUNT? • Unlimited deposit* wilhout charge. • Write unlimited check* for personal use, • No postage expense- -bank pays postage both ways on your deposits. • Initial order of personalized checks free' then only about Ic per check. • No charge for-monthly statements. • Free automatic transfer to your savings account on request. • All of the above without charge as long as monthly minimum balance is $100 or more. FOREST STATE "R AIMTC" & TBUST •"^**AllX^ COMPANY 7727 Lake St. • River Forest, III. • Phone:369-6400 PeHe's Hours: Lobby—8-2 daily; also 5-8. Fri., Sat. 8-Noon. Walk Up—2 <t daily; Fri. 2-5. Drive-Ins—8-4 daily; Fri. 8-8; Sat. 8-Noon. CHILDREN LEARN FROM ANIMAL CARTOONS ON TV Have you ever marveled at how children identify with animals in stories, books, cartoons—even when the animals bear no resemblance to their real counterparts, and are pure fantasies? Ever wonder why these fantasies inspire such devotion and loyalty? In the movie days before television, Mickey Mouse .and Minnie Mouse were the most popular non-human contemporaries of a whole generation of younusters. Kids of all ages mimicked them, and shared in their joys and woes. Then there were Donald Duck, Porky the Pig, and a long succession of cartoon personalities right up to Bugs Bunny and Snoopy, courtesy of today's television. Each new crop of youngsters is weaned on its own fantasy idols of the day. Obviously children relate earliest to the animals , they- know as pets—the puppy, the kitten, the turtle. But less familiar animals also become friends. The cuddly teddy bear represents' security to the infant in its crib; in France, it's the stuffed baby elephant that the' child takes to bed with him. Babar the Elephant is a national hero to French children, much as Mickey Mouse was here. Fantasy animals in books and films are endowed with human qualities, while still maintaining their inherent animal characteristics. In a-child's make-believe world, this seems very natural. The story plots involve problems similar- to those of humans, so the child can identify with familiar and undtirstfa'ndurble' • sHuaVeWs.'-' Good and evil, wisdom and folly are communicated through the behavior of these fanciful animals. Children, like adults, can laugh at themselves through the antics of comic characters. A baby elephant being punished for a misdeed is very funny, but the message is not lost. Psychologists say that the way a child sees animals will often reveal clues to his own personality. Some psychologists will ask a child what animal he would most like to be, if he had the choice. - Choosing to be a "wise owl," or.a "ferocious lion," or "the big bad wolf" will indicate many things about the child's own feelings. These images of animals are learned mostly through children's books, movies arid cartoons. Animated cartoons are"~fcra- ditionul children's fare on television, but not all cartoons are •,v;deal viewing for children. borne are animal cartoons, some are comic strip super- heroes; many contain a surprising amount of violence and less than desirable themes. But the most durable and best-loved cartoons become classics, and find their way to television screens •via TV specials, oiten being brought back for repeat performances. One upcoming, TV special that's coming back for an encore -is fast endearing France's favorite animal character to young American hearts. It'i. "Babar the Elephant," the highly acclaimed animated musical based on the French children's book classic. This delightful half-hour color film, whiph charmed millions of viewers in its first TV appearance last fall, will be sponsored by Viking Carpets on. April 21st, over NBC-TV national network. The film was produced by Lee Mendelson and animator Bill Melcndez;, the same award-winning team that brought the Charlie Brown show to television:

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