Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 17, 1971 · Page 1
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 17, 1971
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112 ''-•'y FOREST PARK REVIEW Delivered Eaqh Thurs. Morning By Your Postman $5.00 Per Year in Advance Second Class Postage Paid at Forest Park, Illinois LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7451 MADISON STREET. FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 366-0600-366-0601 At All News. Stands No. 11 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1971 Established In 1889 Harold Blough Retires Equal Rights in Divorce to Find His Own "Song of The Islands" HAROLD BLOUGH Harold Blough, co-owner of Blough-Miner television, radio and appliance store at 7511 Madison, St., retired in January. Formerly of 526. Marengo Ave., he has now been living in Westchester for the past five years and plans to move to Deltona, Florida. "Yes sir, She's My Baby." "Girl of My Dreams", and "Song of the Islands" were some of the popular hits of the day when he first worked at Rohr's Music Shop in 1928. It was located at Desplaines and Madison in the Theatre Building, which has since been torn down and replaced by a gas station. The player piano, the old Victrola and battery-operated radio were big items then. The first new electric radios, were just coming in around that time in '28. Washing machines were selling for $59.95, for $1 down and $1 a week. Refrigerators at $99.95 were replacing the ice box. From 1930-1942 he went in parternership in the Rabe-Blough Radio & Appliance store at 7516 Madison. He sold out in 1942 to Join the Air Transport Command. He served as a flyer for four years, going to Africa, India and all over Europe carrying supplies and materials to the battlefront. He returned here in 1946 and the following year re-opened Blough- Miner Appliance store. In those early years, Blough was an avid amateur radio operator who owned the first amateur radio set in this area. He has contacted places all over the world, including Russia, Africa, India, and Austrailia. The famous MacMillan expedition to the North Pole occurred in the 1920's. Blough made radio contact with the men in the expedition and relayed their messages to their friends and relatives In the United States. At another time, he received an emergency call from a station In South America. A doctor in South America was in desperate need of information from a surgeon in a large Chicago hospital in order to save a man's life. Blough was able to contact the surgeon and passed on the information to the doctor in Peru and the patient lived. Around the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Blough gets calls from the men in the Navy expedition in the South Pole. Through the use of a radio-telephone hookup, the Navy servicemen are able to talk to their relatives in Chicago. ,.,.,„ rt i The servicemen, with Thule Air Force based in the Arctic Circle, are iced in many months of the year and Blough handles their communications for the Chicago area. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Sought by Men Efforts by Emil Hund are being made to enlist the support oflocal men to. gain equal rights in divorce. The next meeting of ADAM, (American Divorce Association for Men), will be held Friday, March 19th, 8 P.M. at Hund's home, 829 Marengo, Forest Park, Illinois. Richard LysakowskiofOak Park a Divorce Counselor of ADAM, said "A platform of demands formulated at a recent meetingof the group would be vigorously pursued." "The Adversary System, has created a monster in family (lo- rn estice disputes. The partner to emerge as the real victim of the divorce procedure is not the wife but the husband," said Lysakowski. Lysakowski added, " with rare exception, the result of these cases is always the same. Custody of the children, house, car, and whatever other possessions, go to the wife. The husband is ordered to pay the wife and child support and both attorneys fees. Many times, her attorney tells her to stay home, to quit her job, it will make your case look better in the end. This forces the man to a lift of poverty." "ADAM born out of the frustration of thousands of divorced men, declares the existing divorce system as obsolete. Above all, take the financial rewards away from the lawyers and wives." " Men interested in divorce reform and learning how to avoid the pitfalls that the average man falls into can contact .Emil Hund at 366-4205. VILLAGERS WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED FOR THE VILLAGE ELECTION MAY REGISTER AT THE TOWNSHIP CLERKS OFFICE 7508 MADISON STREET UP TO AND INCLUDING MARCH 22nd Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Banquef The 32nd annual banquet of the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening, March 23rd is shaping up as one of the biggest banquets ever held by the businessmen's organization. Some 500 are expected to attend the gala affair at the Fontana D'Or at 6425 West nrand Avenue. President Carl Schwebl and the Banquet Committee of Tony Bale, Jim Dale, Phil Golden, Senator Howard Mohr and Chief E4 Ziebell report that reservations are coming in at a fast clip and for those who plan to attend but have not made reservations as yet, they should get their requests in immediately as space is beginning to come as a premium. You may make your reservations by calling Tony Bale' at Homer's Restaruant - Forest 6-9726. The prize committee headed by Chief Ziebell report that the prizes should be some of the finest donated by the merchants of Forest Park any many of those in attendance will go home with some of the nicest gifts ever to be received. The ladies in attendance will also go home witli a special commemorative gift from the Chamber of Commerce. Pastor Arnold G. Wulff of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Forest Park will deliver the invocation for the annual banquet. Highlights of the evening will be the installation of the president and his officers who are as follows: President Carl Schwebl; Vice Presidents - Mrs. Lee Robitschek and Dick Klmball; Secretary Harold Hitz, Treasurer - John Donavan and Chaplain Father Joseph Levoy. New directors are Robert (Tony) Bale, Milton Bower, John Klrby, Don Lelivelt, BlllMcKenzie, andEdTrage, Jr.of Homers Restaurant, Golden Drugs, North America Savings, Lelivelt Realty, Village Clerk of Forest Park and Trage Bros, respectively. Continuing directors are David Blumenfeld, Sam Cognato, Jim Dale, Phil Golden, Pat Hollahan, Al Jordan, Al Krader, Ed Malczynski, Don Peaslee, Merrill Pulliam, Ray Ratajak, Bill Riley, Dennis Shafer, Mayor Earl Witt, Sam Zussman and Chief Ed Ziebell. AH of the aforementioned are active Forest Park businessmen who are working every day to make Forest Park a better place to work, live and play. Director at Large is Senator Howard Mohr. Other highlights of the gala evening will be the honoring of merchants of Forest Park who have been in business over 50 years and the chamber committee would appreciate Bearing from anyone who would like to suggest names of merchants who fall into this category. Many names have already been submitted but in order that one one be left out, the Banquet Committee would appreciate hearing from anyone who has names to suggest. Please call Forest 6-4435 and report these names to Jim Dale who will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the banquet. Following a wonderful dinner at the Fontana D'Or, David Romaine and his Continental Orchestra will entertain all in attendance along, with Genie,Kelly. Mr. Romaine's orchestra has performed on television and at some of the finest supper clubs and hotels throughout the United States. Strolling nuslcians will entertain during the free cocktain hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. A free cocktail hour will also prevail after the installation and dinner until 12:30 a.m. If you have not made your reservations-complete cost for the entire evening - $25.00 per couple, please call Forest 6-9726 today.

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