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Hurray for Lois Buenger

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To the editors:

I read about Warner Garden ["Lot of Trouble," November 30] with delight. I grew up in that neighborhood and the only place for a child to play was in the middle of the street. We were chased constantly by the police for playing baseball; mostly we sat on somebody's stairs and gabbed and if we felt ambitious we went to Chase Park 1 mile away or to the beach close on to two miles. Lois Buenger and I were chased out of Graceland Cemetery for sitting and reading there. In this area of the city the nearest park is a mile away and the only place one can sit down is on the ugly benches that crowd the intersection. (Now there's a campaign for the citizens I would love to see sponsored. On some intersections of the city I have counted 12 benches with garish advertisements and very few people sitting on any of them. Less would be so much more attractive.) Anyway Hurray for Lois.

Margaret Rattenbury Tucker

Evanston

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