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T. Sherod, Police Chief, Passes
Volume I. ~~ ROBBINS, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1953 Number 15
New Administration Seated
—Greeted By Happy Crowd
On last Tuesday, May 5th, the"
new officers were inducted into
their respective offices in a cere
mony at Lincoln Memo. School
that was at once pleasing and im
pressive and the attendance was
unprecedented for such an occa
The induction was m the jrd
of relative importance o^ke po
sitions, s*atnely ; ThsoHen
dricks, President; James^Farnes,
Clerk; O’Dell Anderson, EfjKvard
"Starks' -^nd Stonewall Wi'icher,
Mrs.Elnora White Neeley wras
the only one of the retiring group
of officers present at the installa
The new president took over
his job like a veteran, with cour
tesy and dignity. He asked the
retiring clerk Mrs. Neely if she
would like to make a statement.
She accepted and stated that she
was glad of the opportunity to
say that she had served the peo
ple of the village for four years
and she did it to the best of her
The president then asked the
new officers if they wished to
make statements. Each one ac
cepted and made acceptance ad
dresses the general theme of all
was that they would give the job
their best nad would be loyal and
faithful to their trust. They also
thanked the voters for the sup
port given them.
Mr. Leo Marsh, incumbent po
lice commissionr, in his state
ment, went so far as to say he
was pulling off his boxing gloves
for he had stopped fighting and
was going to cooperate fully with
with administration policy.
Throughout all the speeches
the one point stressed more than
any other was that of coopera
tion. The ceremonies were handl
"ed smoothly and ’efficiently and
the audience was seemingly well
pleased and there wfere some ex
pressions of confidence that this
is the turning point iki the affairs
of the village—for th\e better.
The president, after making his
appointments, asked fctr remarks
from the citizens in the audience.
One man arose and spoke of the
necessity*os the citizen* .r.<3fig
as a team not as an indi. id. si
He said that as a team tb people
could get somewhere—t»et some
thing done.
Another citizen spckt of mak
ing records. He >i- in* hoped
some would make. so< ie records,
but he also hoped tb^v would be
good records because some of the
records of the past f ad not been
so good.
The v i 1 1 a g e attorney, Mr.
Black, commended the citizens
.of Robbins upon the choice in
the election in picking qualified
men to head the administration.
He assured them that this
board of trustees and the new
president will carry this village
to a high place in this world of
The president asked for and
designated a call meeting to he
held next week to get down to
Reports are that the newly
appointed water clerk, Mrs. Al
berta Chandler, will take over
her duties as water collector
next week.
May 20th—Open House from
1:00 to 4:00 P. M.
May 25th—First Grade Regis
tration for next school
term. All children must j
be 6 years old by Decem
ber 1st, 1953. Time 1:00
P. M. ■ I
The “Mother Goose Extrava
ganza,” presented by the pri
mary department of the Linconl
Memorial School was a grand
and glorious success. This
group is composed of pupils in
the first,' second and third grade*,
roe'os \ t
Each member of the cast ap
peared as, a seasoned veteran,
potraying'itfs part very well. It
was lifq’s most comical moment
when, lo and behold, one of the
playte*^ almost lost his costume
on the stage before the audience
Deft and anxious hands, how
ever, prevented a “tragedy.”
The cooperation given by the
parents was most gratifying.
Almost every boy and girl was
represented by a parent. Those
who were unable to attend real
ly missed a treat.
Appreciation to Mrs. Hobson,
Mrs. Horton, Mrs. LaCamppi
ella, Miss Harvey, Miss. Tram
mell, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Searcy,
Mrs' Briggs, Mrs. Blackman,
Mrs. Bills, Miss Walker, Mrs.
Hensley and Mrs. Bates fo rtheir
untiring work in supervising
the kiddies.
Proceeds announced by Mrs. I
Hazel R. Williams, principal, ’
is to equip a needed library in
the school.
The musicale, “Music Ameri
ca!” which was scheduled for
May 15th, has been re-dated to
May 21st, 1953 at 8:00 p. m. in
LMS auditorium.
desirous of listing all active and
worthwhile clubs in the village.
By Mary Skaggs
It really should not be necessary
to urge the average girl to bathe
regularly in this age of enlighten^
ed good grooming, but in he
mail a letter suggests dflfc tin
daily* lu,th s e r in o i'f fimnot be
preached too often.
The writer is a mature woman
who meets the female, teen-aged
public in a suburban dress shop.
“What can be done,” she asks,
“about these youngsters of 14 or
IS who just literally aren’t clean?
we are a p p a 1 1 e d in the fitting
rooms to see grimy necks, dingy
backs and arms. Their under
things could be fresher too.
“This certainly is not true of
all our girls,” she adds, “or may
be not even of the majority. It’s
just that the guilty ones are so
"And their hands! I hear in
other departments of merchan
dise—white gloves and hats par
ticularly — badly damaged by
dirty finger marks. These girls
would be a lot more attractive if
they were clean from the skin out
and I’ll bet they would have a
lot more self-respect.”
Certainly the picture is not a
pretty one, altho only a small
percentage of teen-agers go thru
such a lay stage. It can be avoid
ed, it seems to us, if rigid stand
ards of cleanliness are required at
home. Friends can hint, teachers
and nurses can recommend, but
nly parents can insist upon good
personal hygiene.
Besides serving as a model of
'rooming herself, a mother might
provide a few gay bath towrels,
brush, toilet soap, and dusting
powder all daughter’s own. This
is the appeal to her vanity and
pride; it often works.

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