Clipped From The Daily Herald
666 They were City Kids Get Pools--Free Several Chicago youngsters staying in Elk Grove Village through the Friendly Town program win be able to use the Service in service any at to do other communities served by United Motor Coach to discuss aid for the ailing firm. THE CITY COUNCIL finance committee, which has met once to consider a subsidy to keep the buses running, is now awaiting a report from City Comptroller Duane BHetz who has met with auditors from the company to examine village pools free because of action taken by the park district board last week. Two vacation sessions for the children are being held m Eft Grove Village this summer. The first began July 18 and will continue through Aug. 1. The second will be Aug. 1 - Aug. 15. The program provides children from the inner city an opportunity to spend two weeks with a suburban family. LAST WEEK the park board adopted their stand of last year, allowing the Friendly Town youngsters to be admitted into the pools on family passes of the Elk Grove resident hosts. Only those families owning family passes, however, would be allowed to bring the children free, the board said. Apparently there were several complaints last year about the policy from residents who owned family passes and wanted them to include visiting nieces, nephews and other relatives. The board decided that the policy for Friendly Town participants would not include the relatives in question again year. HOWEVER, THE BOARD, headed by president David von Schaumburg, decided to discuss possibilities at a later date of drawing up a new policy that would provide a cut rate on family passes for relatives. The policy for Friendly Town participants was to be in effect only this summer, with option for renewal next year. Families willing to open their homes a Friendly Town child should contact Mrs. Betty Ginger of Rolling Meadows 259-1188.