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Published Weekly
137*6 Spaulding Avenue Telephone: FUlton 5-1623
Robbins, Illinois
Published in Robbins for the citizens of Robbins to encourage
and help tkem in the betterment of our community; to stimulate
civic pride and cultivate a neighborly interest in the welfare and
well being of each and every citizen of this village.
Our Platform
1. —Buy and spend where we can help our community.
2. _The employment of Colored people in Public Utilities.
3. —An up-to-date sanitary system, street lights, gas, sidewalks
and better streets and drainage.
4. —A well planned village.
5. _A park or playground for our children.
7.—Better business enterprises.
7.—A modern fire department.
The Robbins Eagle Staff
Frank Blocker . Editor and Publisher
Miss Violet Barnes . Associate Editor
Albert Johnson . Reporter
Wallace Johnson.. Staff Photographer
and Advertising Manager
Volume I SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1953 Number 15
EDITORIAL COMMENT
GOOD WILL AMBASSADORS ,
A few vears ago this government considered that
the fences of friendly relationship with a certain South
Ame^Jfci country needed some mending and strengthen
ing. To^lc this 30': auglass Fairbanks! was^phosen as
an Ambassador of Goodwill. Fairbanks was a handsome
young man with a pleasing personality, a ready smile
and an engaging manner. He was also a good talker, i
with ready wit; charming, sophisticated and entertain- I
mg. All this adds up to a made-to-order good-will ambers-'
sador. Being an actor and the son of an actor, Fairbanks,
of course would not find it too hard to represent himself
as just one of the millions of Americans ready, willing
and anxious to extend the brotherly hand of friendship
to any and all of the citizens of this particular country.
Robbins, too needs Good-will Ambassadors and each!
citizen of this village can be just that. And, be it more
effectively and sincerely than a Douglass Fairbanks
ever could. We may not have all the attributes possessed;
by Fairbanks or any other made-to-order good-will am-,
bassador, but we can and do have sincerity and honesty ■
of purpose. Fairbanks might have been sincere in doing
his job — we believe that he was — but the purpose
was where he couldn't convince, his intention was to
save/ reg. 24.9 eth. 25.9
W. MAYBERRY
SERVICE STATION and GARAGE
FUlton 5 - 9834 — 24-HOUR TOWING — FUIton 5-2161
Mondav, Thursday .5:30 A.M.—10:00 P.M.
Friday'. 5:30 A.M.— 1:00A.M.
Saturday . 8:00 A.M.— 1:00 P.M.
Sunday . 8:00 A.M.—11:00 A.M.
3507 WEST 139th STREET
Station Attendant, Bernice W. Mayberry
delude—in other words he had on his "Sunday clothes"
along with his "company manners."
We, on the other hand, want and need friends—and
our public conduct is one sure channel through which
can win them or lose them. On buses, driving our cars,
in business relationships, working on jobs or trading in
the stores and in many other ways. All these offer to us
opportunities to be ambassadors of good-will.
Let us be circumspect and .thoughtful of the feeling
and rights of others. Not like an "Uncle Tom" or an
"Aunt Chloe" but neither go around with a "chip on
your shoulder" either. And for the Lord's sake, don't be
our shoulder." And don't be a ioud-mouth—a show off.
Our children can also be little ambasasdors of good
will also and just as effectively as we can. Teach them
how to act in public. Certainly we can do a lot toward
getting the things we want and much more quickly and
lastingly than by legislation.
The things we earn by our own common sense and
forthrightness are much more precious to us than those
that are giyen to us. Let’s wqke up and examine our
selves and ’ see if we are not somewhat to blame for
the lacg o* the things we want.
OPEN EACH SATURDAY
The BJkrssed Martin Rosary
Chib Mouse is open every Sat
urday tor members and* friends’
entertain:], - tit. Refreshments arc
sold and there’s fun for every
one. The club is located at
1360C Monticello avenue.
Mrs. Ai >a Nails, President
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FO&SALE^T
COABk needs o•, oi hauling
WBST OFFER
SBid? accepted at
Village Hall, 3327 Wy 137th
Robbins, Illinois
Bids close May 5th
Telephor" FUlton 8-0371
NICK'S GROCERY & MARKET |
Fish :: Poultry : : Fruits :: Vegetables
13911 Claire Boulevard Robbins, Illinois ]
TELEPHONE
FUlton 5 - 9671
I
KEROSENE — OILS — ACCESSORIES
FIRESTONE PRODUCTS
and CAR WASHING SERVICE
Thomas E. Murphy, Proprietor
Claire Boulevard at Kedzie ROBBINS, ILLINOIS

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