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Published Every Thursday by THE HERALD MAYWOOD 7100 811 South Fifth Avenue Maywood, EUCLID 3200 The Herald serves Maywood, Melrose Park, Forest Park, Bellwood, Hillside, Westchester, Broadview, Berkeley and North-Lake Village DELIVERED BY CARRIER BOY FOR 15 CENTS PER MONTH Mail Subscription Price $2.00 in advance in Cook County $3.00 per year Outside Cook County For Single Copy, 5 Cents Back Numbers 5 Cents THE PUBLIC PRESS, NO LESS THAN PUBLIC OFFICE IS A PUBLIC TRUST THE HERALD ESTABLISHED 1884 Registered in the United States Patent Office Entered at the Post Office of Maywood, Illinois, as Mail Matter of the Second Class VOL. LIX, No. 35 THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1943 PRICE 5 CENTS District 87 Schools Open September 8 Wednesday, September 8, will mark the opening of the public schools of District 87, for the school year 1943-1944. The schools located in this district are Jefferson in Bellwood, Longfellow and Sunnyside in Berkeley, and Riley in Northlake village. A general faculty meeting will be held at the Sunnyside school Tuesday forenoon, September 7. Principals and teachers will be in their respective buildings on Tuesday afternoon so that everything will be in readiness for the opening of school on Wednesday morning. Parents who desire information other than that included in this notice are invited to call at their nearest school on Tuesday afternoon between the hours of 1 and 2:30. All indications are that there will again be a marked increase in enrollment so that present plans can be considered only as tentative. Due to government regulations it was decided that no transportation would be provided this year. Two basement rooms are being constructed and equipped at the Riley school so that all eight grades may be accommodated in that school. Even with the additional rooms it may be necessary to operate double shifts in some of the grades. There will be no seventh or eighth grade classes at the Sunnyside school. Students living in the vicinity of this school who will be in either of these two grades will enroll at the Longfellow school. Enrollment in the first grade is restricted to those children whose (Continued on next page) Religious Classes Open September 12 The classes in Week Day Religious Education, sponsored by the Community Christian Council, will begin the week of September 12. Registration for these classes will take place in all the public schools of District 89 next week, when registration cards will be given to the children of fourth, fifth and sixth grades. No tuition is charged for this religious instruction, but a fee of $1, payable at the opening of the term, is assessed to cover the cost of supplies for each child for the full year's work. "In accordance with state law and the action of the Board of Education of District 89, the superintendent of schools is authorized to dismiss the children for one hour each week to attend classes in religion" at the request of the parents. The classes are held in church buildings close to the schools which the children attend. These classes will be given during regular study periods so that the child attending them will not miss regular school work. The principles taught in these classes are those broad and underlying ones of religion which have been tested and found applicable by the centuries. For the past five years this program has found increased favor (Continued on next page) West Side Youth Writes of Sicilian Invasion 1st Sgt. John S. Nielsen, former Leyden high student now "top kick" of an American bombing squadron in the European theatre, writes below of the preparation, and actual invasion of Sicily in which he, as well as the paratroopers shown above participated. The men above were snapped in action during the early days of the invasion. (Bureau of Public Relations, U. S. War Department photo). Forest High U. of I. Start War Courses The University of Illinois in cooperation with the Oak Park-River Forest High school will again conduct night courses for adults at the Forest High school. The college level subjects to be offered are in the fields of engineering, science, and management. This war training program is under the sponsorship of the United States Office of Education. The elementary courses open for registration include approximately the same elementary courses that were offered last year. Registration will be held on September 8, 9, and 10 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oak Park- River Forest High school, East avenue and Ontario street. Class instruction will begin on Monday, September 20. The registration will be conducted by the engineering, science and management war training faculty. Anyone who desires specific information relative to course content, course prerequisites, length of course, etc., may obtain this information by reading one of the descriptive bulletins which are available upon request. Communications should be addressed to L. H. Fritzemeier, ESMWT administrator. Oak Park-River Forest High school, Oak Park. The telephone number is Village 6901. Labor Day Closing Changes Deadline Due to Labor Day vacations over the coming week-end, the Herald deadlines on news of all types-sports, society, church, and all other types-must be in the Herald office not later than Friday evening. Publicity chairmen please note. This is important, since the Herald office will not be open Monday. (The following letter was sent the Herald by 1st Sgt. Nielsen. It includes a description, not only of the Sicilian invasion preparations, but also tells of the eventual effectiveness of these preparations when the troops landed.) Dear Sir: August 10, 1943. I am John S. Nielsen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Nielsen, 2907 North 74th court. My wife Beatrice M. Nielsen, is residing at Schiller Park temporarily, until my return. I attended Leyden High school; graduated 1938. I entered the armed services in September 26, 1939. I have been very enthused to hear, that you are interested enough in me, to request my overseas experiences. I hope I am capable to express my past and present activities on foreign soil. I was promoted to the grade of 1st sergeant February 1, 1943. Before entering combat area, we had a seven-week training period in Fez, North Africa, because the plane was new and never used in combat activities. After our seven-week training period had expired, we were assigned to a combat zone named Korba, North Africa, approximately 40 miles east of Tunis. Immediately, upon arrival in combat area, our boys didn't lose a minute, they went right to work on the enemy and I am sure the foes that have encountered our planes will never forget them, because our squadron was the first to enter these planes into combat activity. Incidentally, the Italians christened the planes as the "Screaming Devils." They fear everything that that plane possesses, and I don't blame them, for I certainly am happy to know they are on our side. We operated in Korba one month, in that length of time we participated in the capitulation of Pantelleria and and Lampedusa islands. After the fall of both islands we operated from Korba, into Sicily many of times the planes came back to our airfield after the mission had been completed with approxi- (Continued on next page) Missing Honor Names To Be Added Later The deadline for turning in the names of Maywood servicemen and women for placing on the honor roll, was set for Wednesday, September 1. This has passed. A further announcement will be made when additional names will be taken according to officials in charge of the board. In the meantime, Bataan Committee officials proceeded with preparations for the erection of two wings on each side of the original board. The flood of names neared the 2400 mark, more than had been expected, which necessitated the additional space to accommodate the names turned in before the deadline. Official dedication and unveiling of the honor roll plaque will be a part of this year's Bataan Day ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, September 12. Members of the Bataan Committee had been footing the bill for the erection of the board from their own pockets, aided by the unsolicited donations of some mothers, fathers, and wives who insisted on contributing to the cost of the project. However, the additional wings which are now being added to the board have run the cost beyond the available budget. Yesterday the committee issued an official appeal for contributions to help on the expense. Such donations should be mailed to the Bataan Committee, in care of the Herald office. Strutzel in Training at California Camp Paul Strutzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. S. Strutzel, 607 South 6th avenue, is now stationed at San Diego, Calif., where he is taking Marine "boot" training following his recent enlistment in the Marine Corps. Proviso High Announces Fall Night School Night school classes will again be held at Proviso high school beginning on September 27, 1943. As last year, instruction will be offered in free war college classes and in tuition classes of high school grade. Registration dates have been set for September 15, 16 and 17 from 3 to 4:30, and 7 to 9 p.m. War college classes will be under the joint sponsorship of the local high school and the University of Illinois, who will issue the certificates of completion. A number of courses will be repeated and new ones are to be offered. Instruction will be given in elements of electrical engineering, electrical circuits, principles of communication engineering, radio technology I, II and III, industrial electronic control devices, industrial accounting I and II, engineering drafting, production illustration, industrial supervision, personnel and industrial relations, time and motion study, tool design, advanced safety engineering, mathematics, engineering physics, and metal castings. Any of these courses will be offered if enrollment warrants. These courses will have no, tuition fees as they are part of the government's program for training war workers. Those now engaged in or expecting to be engaged in this work should enroll. In general, the only admission requirements are high school graduation or satisfactory qualification through experience. Total enrollment last year was 729. This year's registration should exceed that number. This program provides free of cost, training of considerable value of a type ordinarily not found out- (Continued on page 6) Tin Can Collection Scheduled This Week The regular monthly collection of tin cans for Maywood will be made next week during the regular garbage routes according to village officials sponsoring the drive. To date, the collection has netted nine freight carloads of cans which have been turned over to the government as part of the current drive. Due to the decrease in the use of canned fruits and vegetables during the summer, officials asked special attention be paid to the saving of those cans used that Maywood may not fall below previous collections. Grove Fans Please Note Due to an editorial error, the date given last week for the coming "Orval Grove" day was wrong. The correct date is September 13. For further details concerning local fans' plans for the day may be found in this week's sports section. Contribution booths are open at the Lido theatre and Proviso high school. Reserve seat arrangements for attending the game may be made at the Lido.
|Title||1943-09-02 The Herald|
|Geographic Coverage||United States; Illinois; Cook County; Proviso Township|
|Source||Microfilm and Newsprint|
|Subject||Illinois-Cook County-Proviso Township-Newspapers|
|Description||West Side Youth Writes of Sicilian Invasion; Proviso High Announces Fall Night Schedule|
|Rights||Sun-Times Media Group|