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Eagle Circulation Now Tops 2,000 Volume II. ROBBINS ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1954 2nd Year-No. 16 BODY OF NOTED PASTOR FOUND IN CAR BY POUCE _ Bishop Wm. Roberts, noted churchman, founder and pastor of Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ, was found dead in his car by police about 11:00 p.m., Sunday night. Death is presumed to be the result of a heart condition. Bishop Robert was one of pioneers of the Church of God in Christ movement and started the fi4St church of its kind in Chicago. He was at the time of his death, bishop of all the churches of northern Illinois. He pastored Robert’s Temple Church of God in Christ, locat ed at 4021 South State street in Chicago. There will be a three-day fun eral service—Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 14th, 15th and 16th. -o CIRCULATION OF THE ROBBINS EAGLE CLIMBS After one year and 16 weeks of existence the circulation of the Robbins Eagle has reached a new high. For the last three weeks circulation has climbed well over the 2,000 mark. “The Biggest Little News paper in Cook County,” The Robbins Eagle was born Feb ruary 17, 1951. In its first issue it carried a top piece of news for the citizens of the village. The banner headline on that day was: “$945,000 LOAN FOR ROBBINS!" The Reconstruction Finance Corporation had just approved a loan to the village of Robbins for water and sewers. Until this time Robbins was without a newspaper. Knowing that any progressive community must have a paper to keep its citizens informed, a small group of men got together and decided to start a paper. Mr. Smith named it and Mr. Frank Blocker, one of the men, being a linotype operator at a shop in Chicago, agreed to handle publication. So, the first edition of The Robbins Eagle hit the streets of the village on February 17, 1951. The Robbins Eagle started cut with but one purpose in mind and that was to give the people of this community fact ual news. Although the paper contained only four pages, it was a burdensome task to get it out on time; news was hard to get and advertisers were just not interested because by hav ing all the work done out of the village, besides catering to the ► 1 whims of a not-too-cooperative printer, there was never any certainty as to when the paper would hit the streets. So the first venture in publishing The Robbins Eeagle lasted only a few months. Today, The Robbins Eagle is strictly a Robbins enterprise— a 12-page newspaper, compiled, composed, made-up and printed under one root right here in the village. It’s official staff, report ers, and its 28 newsboys are residents of the village. This paper, besides going overseas, also goes to Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan and is sold on a newsstand in Chicago (Continued on page 3) NEW PRINCIPAL Story on page 3 A SPRING COIFFURE and Men’s Review, prenerted by the Lincoln Choral Ensemble, Satur day, May 8th, 1954 at the Horace Mann School, was one of the best this season. Wi at the well dressed men will wear, and how the women will style their hair was of great interest to the large audience that attended. Pictured above are some of the models: (left to right) Tovce Robinson, Barbara Fuller, Hattie White, Jennie Fuller, Miss Green, Mrs. Ruth W l?ian s. Mrs. Wallace Fisher, Mrs. Pauline Tones, Mrs. Brown, Miss Lucille Gordon, Mr. Thomac Storey. Front row: (left to right) Master Brown, Baby Gaye, Gail Shirley, Yvonne Williams. Mrs. Plummer was not pictured; nor was Mrs. Leslie Stevens, who was the narrator for this very fine affair. Mrs. Walter Austin is the president tf the Lincoln Choral Ensemble.—George P' oto.