Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on March 31, 1971 · Page 10
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 10

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 31, 1971
Page 10
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1971, PAGE 10 WHY WE ARE SUPPORTING MOHR - MARUNDE - SANSONE HOWARD R. MOHR for Mayor FRIEDHELM(FRED) MARUNDE for Commissioner JAMES V. SANSONE for Commissioner Forest Park is a solid community of solid citizens. It is not a wealthy town but community spirit and interest rqn high. The people of Forest Park are industrious and they manage their affairs well. They have a right to expect the same of those who serve in public office. What they seek - and deserve - is a village administration which is courageous in its judgement andprudent in its actions. Those administrative qualities will be absolutely vital in the years just ahead. The residential character of Forest Park is undergoing change; the budget reaches a new high every year; and the demand for imporved village facilities continues unabated. How will we address ourselves to these problems? The Committee for MOHR, MARUNDE and SANSONE believes $&•' ' the answer Ties in the selection of village officials who under- stand the meaning of controlled progress. That means thoughtful planning for the future. It means imaginative programs for community improvement. And it means financial responsibility. We urge the election of HOWARD MOHR for Mayor and FRED MARUNDE and JAMES SANSONE for Commissioners because they have the background, the talent and the ex- perience to guide us in a program of controlled progress. In our opinion, they are the highest caliber candidates to come before the voters of-Forest Park in many years. SINCERELY, The Committee for MOHR-MARUNDE-SANSONE VOTE APRIL 20TH. Wearing A Poppy is A Symbol of Remembrance Heartened by the telephone response of women in the Village to the plea for volunteers from Mrs. Herman Brandt, chairman for the annual sale of Poppies for Forest Park Unit, American Auxiliary. Mrs. Brandt is again Issuing her plea for workers through these columns of the FOREST PARK REVIEW. "An hour or two during the day of Thursday, May 20th can't be put to better use than assisting in the sale of Poppies" Mrs. Brandt states. Her phone number is FO 6-1582. •We as members of the American Legion Auxiliary know the full meaning for wlUch Poppy Day is held annually throughout the Nation, by organizations of ex-service men and women. Wearing a Poppy is a symbol of remembrance; remembrance of the sacrifices made by men of all Wars, when they gave their lives in the defense of their Country. When the public is asked to wear a Poppy, it is hopqji that they, too, will remember, as we do who are so closely associated with thu problems of those who served their country, but who are dependent on organizations such as ours to assist them in their needs of everyday life. All funds aocur'ed in the sale . of Popples are used in tho ser- vice programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. Forest Park Unit and its Rehabilitation chairman, Mrs. Marge Meyers appreciates the interest of those non-members who give of themselves as well as their handiwork when they fashion afghans which are used as lap robes for wheel chair ex- service men patients. These interested folks are Mrs. Helen Me Dpnald of Munluck, Nebraska and Mrs. Martin Kittnmeller of Forest Park.' These items have been taken to nines Hospital for the use iof the patients there. St. Bernardines Women's Club Following the regular monthly meeting of Saint Bernardine's Women's Club at 8 P.M., Tuesday, April Gth, in the school hall, 815 Elgin Avenue, Forest Park, tho Medical Missionaries of Mary will literally transport us to the remotest parts of Africa, where they care for sick in hospitals. in f^arlt Sen.Mohr on Revenue Sharing Proposals Senator Howard R, Mohr said oday It is imperative that the Congress act now on the President's Family Assistance Plan revenue-sharing proposals. Senator Mohr said he supports Gov. Richard B. Ogilvle's recent actions urging adoption of he two legislative packages which will send federal money directly back to the states. He aid: "In a special message to the Illinois General Assembly Ogllvie pointed out that if we do not receive some form of broad federal relief, Illinois will have :o cut back money from several vital state programs". Senator Mohr said the President's plan for federal revenue sharing will give the state and municipal government an annual total of $16 million in flexible funds. He said some opponents of the plan have claimed local officials will not use the additional funds wisely or honestly. "But we in Illinois know this Is not the case,' r Senator Mohr said. "We have shared state funds with local government since 1969, when we sent one-twelfth of the state income tax revenues back to countries and municipalities. In 1972, these sharedfundswllltotal $361 million. "Local officials have used shared state funds to hire more policemen, build new flre stations and Install new sewer systems. Some local governments have used the new funds to actually lower regressive local property taxes. "Illinois has proved that revenue sharing can be accomplished effectively." Senator Mohr said Congress must recognized the limited revenue capabilities of the States. Two-thirds of our state revenues come from regressive occupational and sales taxes, which weigh heavily on lower income families, whereas federal revenue is derived mainlyfroma progressive income tax. Senator Mohr said: "If taxes are collected most efficiently by the highly centralized federal tax system, & public funds are spent most efficiently when decisions are made 6y state and local authorities, It is only reasonable that Congress, should pass legislation to allow sharing federal money with local authorities." Senator Mohr said he favors federal funding of state problems which have national Implications. "The problem of welfare funding are so vast," and Inequalities in the system are so widespread, that only the federal government can effectively deal with the situation. "While the Family Assistance Plan does not solve all the problems involved witl) welfare, it is a big step toward relieving state and local governmentsofthewel- fare burden. "Gov. Ogilvie has said, "We can strengthen our federal system by involving people at the local level in decisions that affect their lives, their needs and the ways to meet needs." I agree and intend to urge Senators Percy ,,and Stevenson and Representative Harold R. Collier (R. 10th 111.) to support the President on these vital programs." On Deans List Frederick J. Becker, sophomore at Augustana College, Rock Island, has been named to the Dean's List for the winter quarter. Fred Is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard) Becker, 012 Hannah Ave., Forest .Park.

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