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Voted In Our Straw Poll Yet?
Volume I. ROBBINS, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1953 Number 11 There has never been a time in the history of Robbins when unity was so badly needed as it is today. Never before were the village officials so divid ed and uncertain. Much of this uncertainty has been caused by the split out candidates from the various political parties who have made' it their business to confuse the people and themselves with campaign talk and accusations. Some are claiming credit for things that they did not do and others denying things that they did. And, looking at the whole thing it makes a picture of plain stupidity. Campaign promises are good if made in good faith, and you can tell if they are made in good faith by looking at the past performances of those who are making them. For example one candidate promises to build a $150,000.00 village hall writh gifts and pledges; that same man has failed to properly manage the present village hall. What will he do with a new one? Another candidate! says NO SEWER'S AND WATER un less he is elected and he indi cates that the R.F.C. will do business only with him. Nothing could be further from the truth. The R.F.C. is doing business with the Village of Robbins and the agent acting for the Village of Robbins is whoever is the incumbent president. The contract is NOT with any in dividual but with the Village of Robbins as a government and the president, acting in his capacity as agent for the gov ernment of the Village of Rob bins, signs all documents and papers. As an individual, as far as the R.F. C. is concerned, he does not even exist. He has no powers except those accorded him as president and those powers cease the moment he is out of office—and they are FLETCHER TILLMAN Peoples Party Candidate for POLICE MAGISTRATE (JUDGE) ' . ! immediately transferred to his successor. The R.F.C. knows that the Village of Robbins is a gov-! ernment; a superior body and ■ has immortality. Human beings,! presidents, governors, kings and etc. may come and go, but the government goes on and on, therefore when a contract ex tends over a period of years— 99 years, for instance—would it j not be rather foolish to make j contract with a president for! that period of time? A presi dent, however ardently he may wish to, does NOT GO ON FOREVER! So when the in cumbent president goes out, the ttiantle of authority and all that it entails falls upon his success- j or. The president is not going to pay this loan. It will be paid the Village of Robbins— the government; and that is you and me and the people who come after us to populate the village of Robbins and to per petuate its government. That is just two of the con fusing propaganda issues, there are many more. The point is how far will some people go to get into office. However, we hope the voters are not as dumb as some of the candi dates. This has been the worst administration in the history of Robbins and it will not be better if the people who are now in are re-elected, because they do not know how to work together and they don’t know how to work with village affairs nor do they know how to treat the people. There is no trust, no program, no unity or busi ness management in these peo ple. Where is our annual re port showing how the taxpay ers money was spent? We have had none in lour years. Why do people have water receipts on scraps of paper instead of the regular receipts? Why are the offcia-ls accusing each other of stealing and dishonesty? There must be some truth somewhere—all are not lies. It is truly time for a complete change and the only complete change you can make is to Vote the Entire PEOPLES PARTY Ticket—Vote It STRAIGHT! 'the ROBBINS BUS. LEAGUE CHANGES ITS NAME Robbins Business League has changed its name to The Rob bins Chamber of Commerce. The move was made because it was thought that this organ ization could be of more service to the community under the new name. The directors of the organi zation are: Morgan T. White, Theodore Hendricks, Edward Starks, Chris Washington, John Walkeer, Ernest Lemon, Mr. Rodgers, Sadie White and M. L. Smith. The Robbins Chamber of Commerce hopes to do a much bigger job in the future than it has in the past. Plans are now in the making for just such a program. -o THE ELKS CLUB IS REALLY TOPS Let the Elks Club be your entertainment habit. Its nice, easy to reach—right on the highway—139th and Lydia, m Thomas' Hall; and the ' guys" and "gals" there are friendly, easy to meet and if you'll drop in for a while you'll be glad you did. The Straw Vote The returns from our Straw Vote Campaign came in scatteringly—most of them thru the mail—but too late for careful tabulation. However, the campaign has another week to go and we are hopeful of making our report in our April 18th issue (Continued on page 3)