Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 31, 1971 · Page 9
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 9

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A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF FOREST PARK FROM MAYOR EARL R. WITT In a letter circulated generally through the Village of Forest Park, Howard Mohr pointed to Earl R. Witt's term as Commissioner of Accounts and Finance and said. . . "HIS PERFORMANCE IN THAT OFFICE GIVES EVERY ASSURANCE THAT HE IS BEST QUALIFIED TO KEEP FOREST PARK ON THE PATH OF PROGRESS." This article was printed by The Forest Park Review on March 29, 1967. This statement Is Just as true today as when Senator Howard Mohr first made It but with four more years of village service under Mayor Earl R. Witt's belt. Sen; Mohr Is serving On a commission to visit state mental Institutions. About this Job Sen. Mohr said, "IT IS GRATIFYING THAT I NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE PUBLIC IN TWO AREAS, MENTAL HEALTH AND HIGHER EDUCATION Our services have improved over the last few years but there is much to be done yet. By examining our state facilities personally, I hope to develop a better understanding of our mental health needs and thus be able to act on greater knowledge."The Commission is also charged with examining our public colleges and universities. Sen* Mohr said "I welcome this opportunity to study what additional legislation beyond what I have supported and sponsored will be necessary to benefit", etc. etc. - Forest Park Review, October 1970. Senator Mohr Is speaking of campus up-rislngs and other related problems. Senator Mohr also advertised In October 1970 - "Your most effective voice in Springfield - Senator Howard R. Mohr." In the same issue It is stated that Sen. Mohr established a reputation as a vigorous watch dog for the people's interest while serving In the State Senate. Sen. Mohr also advertised - '.'Are you concerned about responsive representation in Springfield?" That is why he maintains a full time office in Forest Park, always open to his constituents. Letters, phone calls and personal visits are the key to . •' bis understanding of the people. Sen. Mohr Is also seeking the job as Mayor of Forest Park. Why? On the surface it appears that Sen. Mohr has a gigantic task before him to keep his promise with the people In his senatorial district. As we all well know, there are many problems in the senate that must be solved. This is an even greater problem with an equally divided senate of Democrats and Republicans. Sen. Mohr must cast his vote and study all matters relative • to the people he Is serving both In Forest Park, and the senatorial district. This, my friends, Is a full-time job for any man. Sen. Mohr says he can handle both Jobs. Think it over. Can he? It is best for all concerned that Sen. Mohr spends his time working for, you as he promised - as a.senator. • • Mayor Witt kept every promise he made to the people of Forest Park.during the last four years and he will keep every promise he is making for the next four years. As Sen. Mohr once said "He is the best qualified to keep Forest Park on the path of progress". MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE RETAIN EARL R. WITT The Witt Committee says VOTE APRIL 20th, 1970 PLANNING TO BUILD OR REMODEL? We solicit your inquiry before proceeding with your building project or alteration. Residential • Commercial • Industrial CARL REICHE, JR. Carpenter & Gen. Contractor 529-3583 6 No. 2«7 Rosedale RoseUe, III. In Memoriam By Elsie Kill In loving memory of Lena M. DIPisa, our dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed' away 1 year ago, April 3, 1970. You left behind broken hearts That loved you so sincere That never did and never will Forget you dear Sad and sudden was the call So dearly loved by one and all Your memory will always be The sweetest thing in life to us. Loving Husband, Children & Grandchildren lenim Propagating - 4 Polyethylene has greatly simplified many of the propagating techniques in the last few years. Whether a miniature greenhouse, airlayerlng or cuttings, it Is easier to do it now than ever before. All this and more has been made possible by polyethylene, which has the capacity of re- tinlng moisture while permitting the passage of gases. It is also credited for holding humidity and increasing plants by air layering quicker, as well as being more effective. To make a green house In miniature, all one has to do is: take a flat wooden flat or tray, place a wire or bamboo frame over It and cover with a large sheet of plastic, tucked under the base to hold it In place. Within it both hardwood and softwood cuttings of many kinds of plants can be rooted. Before inserting the cuttings in a medium containing equal parts of peat moss & sand, dip the ends in a hormone rooting powder to hasten rooting. ^ Once it Is watered well, the rooting medium will not require any more additional applications of water for several weeks. But do keep this little greenhouse out of bright sun during the summer. This useful method can be used.for all woody outdoor species as well. One can also make a small propagating house from a clay pot. Fill it with the same rooting medium, bury cuttings and cover with a plastic bag. Houseplants, such as coleus, African violet, peperomia, begonia, or others such as, geraniums and impatlents can be propagated'by using this method: Use a squarepleceof plastic, place a small amount of moistened sphagnum moss on it and insert the cuttings after first dipping the ends into a rooting powder. These then are placed about and inch or two apart, the plastic folded over the ends and then rolled up and tied. This tied-up unit can then be placed on a window sill and will not require additional watering or care until the cuttings have rooted themselves. This method may also be applied to perenniels such as; mums, carnations, bagonias and coleus. Best of all, plastic has proved Itself to be a vacationers helper. If a piece of plastic Is wrapped around a clay pot and the ends fastened around the stems or the bases of the plants, the pot may be left for about two to three weeks, without requiring any water. . It Is worthwhile to know that the soil will: remain moist and yet that the air will pass through the plastic to the roots. But this is not the limit to plastic. When air-layering, one can try the plastic around the sphagnum ball surrounding the wounded stem instead of burlap or sheeting. • A plastic wigwam which can also be erected over a newly grafted plant, will maintain conditions favorable to plant growth and thus Increasing the percentage of success. A wigwam is usually secured by inserting a stick right next to the plant, the plastic attached to it over the plant and held down with a couple of pins or pegs of wood. Precaution should be taken to allow some air to ventilate from the bottom. Some plants take longer than others to grafting. But after, two or three weeks the wigwam should be loosened on the top a bit and to let the "plant harden", so it can accustom itself and gradually learn to be on Its own. Later the wigwam can be removed and a new plant is ready to meet the world. Confirmation Sunday at St. John Lutheran Church Next Sunday, April 4th, Palm Sunday, will be "Confirmation Day" at St. John for 33 eighth Graders of St. John Lutheran Church, Forest Park. The young people, students in the parish school, as well as area public schools, will step to the altar of the church and confess their desire to remain faithful to their Lord and His Church. Kneeling, they will also receive a blessing from their pastors. Each of the 33 ypung people have been prepared for this event in special classes conducted by their pastors, Pastor Paul and Gourlay. Each has now been prepared to participate In the church's Sacrament of the Holy Communion. Their first reception of this sacrament will take place on Wednesday of Holy Week, April 7th. Confirmation Service this year t will be held during the 10:45 A.M. Service only. The9:15 A.M. WorshipServlce will focus on the meaning of Palm Sunday, the entry into Holy Week. There will be no Sunday School, but the Sunday School bus will be operating as usual. Those who will be confirmed on Sunday are: Mille Anderson Gall Bacon James Barker Carol Beauchamp Carolyn Becker Jay Camp Angelica Firlnauskas Julie Frledle Karen Gotsch Carol Gustavson Arthur Herrmann Joel Karrier Arthur Kelm Ronnie Krause Peter Kuester Linda Lambert Marce Lenzey Scott Mueller Donald L. Miller, Jr. Barbara Peckat Michael Pldde Mark Prescott Scott Rambeau Manfred Ruff Judith Samuel Suzan Samuel Linda Sandeen David Schiller Rickey Schnursteln David Stewart Dennis Weidler Eugene Wendt, Jr. Kathleen Wlnkelmann

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