Arlington Heights Daily Herald Suburban Chicago in Arlington-Heights, Illinois
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Daily Herald Suburban Chicago (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Chicago, IllinoisSchool name calling a sport Here by Holly Hanson the choices Range from Sublime to the questionable Edgar from the familiar to the obscure choosing a name for a school is thought provoking in the Case of school boards that decide to name them after living sometimes dangerous. After who knows when untimely skeletons might decide to pop out of formerly quiet that May be the reason Why there Are no Richard Nixon schools in Cook county. Even in the relatively Youthful Northwest a look at the schools shows that tradition abounds when selecting their names. Boards of education have named them for beloved Long serving area famous nationally known per property sub i streets and directions. For when Arlington Heights dist. 25 was formed More than 40 years its two schools were named North and South for their positions in District geography. Since that the District has accumulated nine schools North of North and five schools South of South. Most of dist. 25 s schools Are named for the streets or subdivisions where they Are located. The exception is the recently closed Wilson which is named for settler Alexander Wil who donated the original site in 1867. F suburban schools also Are named for settlers Frederick Nerge of Joel Wood of father James fee hah and William Busse of mount Prospect and Ira Rupley or Elk Grove Village. Des Plaines dist. 62 looked even further Back into its roots in naming its three Junior highs Iroquois and Chippewa. The idea was to choose the names of tribes that had settled in the Des i Plaines said Robert assistant so children did the research and found that the pot Owa Tomie tribe had been a past Resi Dent. But the name was Cowell for fear the kids would try to shorten were afraid they d we re going to when someone asked them what school they went he said. In Many children who go to schools named for pioneers get a clearer picture of history in the area because settlers families often donate on Page paddock publications Arlington Heights 50th july 1977 32 pages 15 cents russian Jet hijackers seek flight to Sweden Finland two russian speaking gunmen sunday hijacked a soviet Aeroflot jetliner on a Domestic forced it to land in Helsinki and demanded they be flown to Sweden. Government officials said the plane carried 72 passengers plus the Crew of the twin Jet Lupolov 134. It was on a flight from Petro Akoy to Leningrad. Five government ministers talked with the hijackers at the plane s gang Way. Deputy prime minister Johannes Virolainen led the government ministerial team at the Airport and foreign minister Paavo Vayrynen was flying to the Airport from Lap land. Virolainen said initial Contact had been made with the hijackers at the Gangway. Government will shortly begin negotiations at a secret Virolainen said. The hijackers had said they want Safe conduct to Sweden and did not necessarily wish to take the Passen Gers with them. Swedish and finnish government officials were in continuous a swedish government source said. Airport sources said the hijackers had intended to go directly to Sweden bub had to land in Helsinki for Lack of fuel. It was the second hijacking of an Aeroflot plane to Scandinavia in six weeks. Plane looks like it is going to stay Here a said Taavo an officer in the Airport approach control Tower. Want to go to shortly after Landing in the Crew was allowed to leave the plane. Government is talking on Page to lose without harness by Nancy Gotheil Arlington Park race track will losing Money within three years if it is not awarded night harness racing dates by the track officials pre dict. The combination of increased prop erty soaring Utility Bills and higher wages have steadily Cut into the track s profits and by 1980 could Force it into the Joseph president of Arlington Washington Park race tracks said. Inescapable conclusion is that this morning in the Herald Bishop on probe columnist Jim author of books on the assassinations of president John f. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther or. Says the House select committee investigating the killings is a cruel and expensive hoax. Read his views on today s editorial Page. Page 10. Producers go Sci f i television networks and Independent producers Are Busy putting together new outer space adventures for the coming year to take advantage of the current hysteria. Science fiction projects headed for the Small screen Are outlined in on sect. Page 4. Educational playtime tambourines made of paper plates and Drums concocted from oat meal boxes Are More than hand made they re also tools parents can use to make their children s playtime a creative and educational experience. Sect. Page 1. We Tow on 2. If that happens we will have to make other use of the property than Rac Joyce said. Company in its right mind is going to let property this valuable operate at a last month Joyce asked the state racing Board to Transfer 78 nights of harness racing from oct. 1 to dec. 31 originally awarded Washington which was destroyed by fire feb. To Arlington Park. The dates Are to the health and indeed the survival of Arlington he told Board Mem who will announce aug. 1 which track will be allotted the meet. Officials Are not threatening to close the track if the night dates Are not Joyce said. Committed to keeping the race track running. We Haven t approached this from the standpoint of the hell with let s tear it Down and build he said. Without the added dates i Don t know what our alternatives Well keep applying for More dates until this thing becomes a rope around our neck. I Don t even want to contemplate what will happen if that Joyce is senior vice president of Madison Square Garden which owns Washington Park and bought Arlington Park in 1970 from on Page the world and its worries Are far below when you work on the towers. Mcdonald glasses were Here last starting today police notebook pase 2 it thousands of Mcdonald s corporation glasses depicting cartoon Char similar to those being exam ined As a possible health Hazard by the . Food and drug adminis were distributed last year in the Northwest suburbs. Fra tests on glasses distributed in a promotion in Massachusetts con firmed sunday that the decals on the glasses contain but there is no proof that the decals Are a health Haz Ard. The glasses feature cartoon characters such As Ronald Mcdonald and mayor Mcchee Sie. Just not ready to run up the red Flag said Fra spokesman Wayne Pines. Don t have any basis yet for concluding that this poses any health Hazard for the Fra is conducting tests this week to determine if food could be posed to Lead in the decals and whether the Lead can get into Pines said. The Lead Content of the Glass decals has been questioned before. During a regional Campaign in the Northwest the safety was questioned before a Mcdonald s in Elk Grove Village began distribution. A Mcdonald s were cleared after it was deter mined that the were Low enough from the lip of the Glass to be several Mcdonald s officials in the Northwest suburbs said sunday their stores have distributed several thou Sand of the glasses in the area during a similar promotional Blitz last fall and Winter. No figures were available on the number of glasses Given out in the area last year. The Des Plaines Mcdonald s res 725 w. Golf gave out a few11 glasses during a six week promotion last year in which a different designed Glass was offered each one spokesman said. Of glasses were passed to Consumers through the Elk Grove Vil Lage 1912 e. Higgins an official said. All glasses were manufactured by the same Owens Illinois according to both Elk Grove Village and Schaumburg restaurant officials. In few of the glasses were Given the same num Ber As most of the other restaurants in the an official said. Officials at the Palatine and rolling Meadows Mcdonald s said they were not sure if their stores had participated in the Glass promotion. Arlington Heights and mount Prospect stores declined to comment on the decals and Glass controversy. Massachusetts health officials ordered Mcdonald s to Stop its to advertising Campaign after . Environmental Protection Agency tests showed unacceptable Levels of Lead in the painted dec als. Parents have been advised by state officials to keep children away from the 49-cent glasses being promoted in Massachusetts. Mcdonald s corp. And Owens Illinois inc. Which manufactures the charged that Massachusetts acted irresponsibly and said they intend to sue its health department. Although Mcdonald s pres. Edward s c h m i 11 denied the controversial glasses Are the fast food Chain temporarily is suspending promotional activities featuring the glasses. Mcdonald s has asked the Fra and the consumer product safety commission to review the Massachusetts order. Officials at the National and Region Al offices of Mcdonald s located in Oakbrook were unavailable for com ment sunday. Officials at the . Food and drug administration in Chi Cago also were unavailable for com ment sunday. Fear keeps paint pros hanging on by Scott Fosdick a few years ago Ron Gray was painting at water Tower in Iowa when the scaffolding collapsed under his feet. Before he knew he had fallen 130 feet into a Lilac Bush. The local fire department had to chop Down the Bush to Rescue him. Gray nearly died. Most men would have collected their insurance Money and quit the business. But 900 stitches and several weeks in the Hospital Gray was Back up slapping paint on steel towers. He was at it again this week Dan gling from cables High above Des putting a new coat of paint on the City s holy family Hospital water Tower on Golf Road. Gray per forms his dangerous task forms Spe Cial services Center Iowa. Back on the paint splattered Gray surveyed his Handiwork and talked about what drives a Man to take up such a profession. That s where the Money up there. Like i like Good cars. It s called human Gray it takes a lot of human greed to pull a Man to such Heights. The holy fam ily shaped like a giant Golf Ball on a is 108 feet even at the porthole below the Ball you Are Al ready As High As the top floor of the Des Plaines civic Center. Two rows of Metal one for your hands and one for your rim the Tower just under the bulb. Stand ing there with the huge White sphere looming above and nothing but vacant air dropping out under your you feel an almost surreal detachment from the hurly Burly activity below. Glancing Over your shoulder you can see the Hancock building and the Sears Tower rising out of the july Haze. There s an unseen How that makes it hard to enjoy the fear. Fear takes a heavy toll in Gray s business. As Foreman of the Crew painting the Des Plaines Gray has hired four extra workers in the past few weeks. One after the oth All four have quit. They cling to the scaffolding for a few trying to touch it out. But eventually fear takes them. Either they develop a bad Case of the or they simply decide it in t Worth the Money. Been Guys who be taken Little Falls and just quit Gray said. Don t we Veall got to die some the Money makes waiting for the grim reaper a lot Gray said. On Page year

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