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 - 'Friendly Town 9 Negroes Join Area Homes The...
'Friendly Town 9 Negroes Join Area Homes The second round of Operation Friendly Town will be put into action this summer when Negro children, ages six to 11, join Palatine area homes. Last year's program succeeded in placing only a few children in area homes, but t h i s year host families are eagerly enlisting in the project. The children will live for two- week periods in at least 70 homes In the northwest area between Des Plalnes and Barrington. Churches In the area are sponsoring families, although non-affiliated families may join the project, the only requirement being a reference regard- Ing their family stability. MRS. ROBERT Chaney, 1119 N. Dunton, Arlington Heights, chairman of the project in this area, Invited two Negro children Into her home last year. She says that judging by last year's community acceptance the project should run smoothly this year. Churches in the Arlington Heights area sponsoring chll- Favorable Margin Too Limited? The apparent indication of ' a p p r o v a l for annexation to Schaumburg by residents of three subdivisions in southern Palatine Township does not necessarily mean Schaumburg will hold an annexation election, Village Pres. Robert 0. Ateher said this week. Noting that early results of balloting showed 54 per cent of the voting residents in favor of annexing to Schaumburg, Atcher sold 54 per cent of all the residents would be a true Indication, but not 54 per cent of those who voted. "IF THERE is a solid 60 per cent response, we'd be willing to hold an election," Atcher said, "But when there are probably many people who did not vote, we can't be sure an election would win." Atcher explained that annexation elections are too costly to hold unless there is little doubt that it would pass. He said Schaumburg still feels that annexation of the three subdivisions, especially Plum Grove Estates, would give Schaumburg a desired balance of residential areas. dren, according to Mrs. are Congregational Church of Christ, 10 families; Southmin- s t e r United Presbyter C h u r c h , three families; James Catholic Church, 10 families, Several other host families do not have active affiliations. Other churches backing Friendly Town effort are the Paul United Church in Barrington, 10 families; The Countryside Unitarian - Universalist Fellowship in Rolling Meadows, five families; St. Zachary's Church in Des Flaines, 10 families; and Beth Hoffman Estates. THE FINAL deadline for applications is June 15. Mrs. Chaney, who has been averaging one or two speaking engagements a week to publicize Friendly Town, is still taking applications at 255-2434. The Chicago City Missionary Society, 19 S. LaSalle St., Chicago is coordinating the Friendly Town activities. Mrs. Chaney said 1,800 children have been given physicals to enable them to participate in Friendly Town. The 1967 program has been divided into three two^week sessions. The first session will begin July 15 and end July the second session is July 29 'Aug. 12, and the third session Aug. 5 to Aug. 19. THE CHILDREN will be between six and 11 years of Host families can specify age range and sex of the child will take. Families may take one or children. Mrs. Chaney said her Arlington Heights neighbors welcomed the children last year. Chaneys took the children on some trips but most of the weeks were spent simply playing in the yard and riding up and down the streets of Arlington Heights. The only difficulty the Chaneys encountered was in the Arlington Heights swimming when a few older children engaged in some name-calling. MRS. CHANEY will ask the Park District if some provision can be made to include Friendly Town children in activities. The Chaneys have seen the children they entertained last year throughout the year. of the two children will be them again this year. Because Mrs. Chaney teaches primary level at Clearbrook School, she has volunteered take a handicapped colored child this summer.

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 09 Jun 1967, Fri,
  3. Page 81

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