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The Rolling Meadows Sunn? A A I TODAY: Partly sunny, warmer; high near 60. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. 15th Year--60 Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008 Wednesday, April 22, 1970 4 Sections, 32 Pages Home Delivery 35c a Week --lOc a Copy When Jerry Chapman stands behind his desk teaching math at Fremd High School, there is no way his students could know what has happened to him in only 26 years. Chupman is young. But he is as much a part of the Dist.

211 Teacher's Association, of which he will become president May 1: the math department, of which he will become chairman next September, student activities, of which is director: and student council, of which he is the sponsor; as he is a part of the Illinois steel mills, coal mines and rural community of Rock Falls. "1 had kind of a unique childhood," Chapman said. "I come from a family of in kids and my dad was killed in a coal mine accident when I was six." BECAUSE HIS MOTHER could not support Chapman and his nine brothers and sisters, she "began to adopt us out. I ended up in the same town as one of my brothers did." That town was Rock Falls, where Chapman completed high school, worked in the steel mills to earn college money, and first aspired to become a teacher. "Because the town was so small we had the same teachers in high school for three, sometimes four years." he said.

And it was Chapman's math teacher who "inspired me to become a teacher." Preparing for his goal, Chapman received a bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in math from Northwestern University. And finally, five UNI is PCO Chapman stood behind a desk for the first I'tie as a bona fide teacher of mathematics in Frcmtl High School. "1 WANTED TO be a teacher because I'm concerned about students, and because being able to see students grow, academically and socially, is terrific." Chapman gets along well with his students. His age. 2B, is close to the median at'e for the entire Dist.

211 teaching staff "If young people have respect for you then they will hme resprct for the status quo. or today's society. And a young staff helps to reflect some of the same problems students have." Chapman is young and 'ie enjoys it. ''I'm still growing and changing, and that's why I came to the suburban area where there's a chance to grow, instead of gome back to a small Hr sud one charac'enstic of today's teens is "that they lack a money drive. Kids are saying that there must be something more than money to motivate them, because they lack the need for money which their parents might have had 'luring the depression years." TAKING A PAY CUT by leaving the steel mills to enter the teaching field, there also must be something than money that motivates Jerry Chapman to deuitc as much as six or seven nights a week to Kienvl High School activities.

"I don't think I mind all the hours, but my wife. Li'da docs." Chapman lives with his wife and two children at 487 Geri Court. Palatine an address he seldnm sees. "My wife understands, though, because she was a tearher too." he said. Chapman met his wife when he was teaching at Fremd and she at Conant High.

That was one change 'n Chapman's life, and considering what he has done in 26 short years, one tends to take Chapman seriously when he says, "I'm still changing and growing, and I hope I'll be around for a long time to come." I3S1DE TODAY Sfct. Fine Amu'oment-i Kit 1 trl.ili It pe tliJhl-r Side Ohlt i.irlc-. i Luni hri Sut'irbjm t.l\lnii Wnnl Ads Earth Day Events Set Want An Earth For You, Too Today, Earth Day, Rolling Meadows teens attending the several local high schools will participate in a variety of anti-pollution education activities sored by students and faculty members. At Fremd High School, Dr. Roger Charlier, professor of geography and oceanography at Chicago Teachers College North, will be keynote speaker at an all-school morning assembly.

Following Dr. Charlier's presentation students will have the opportunity to take part in rianv seminars throughout the day which will feature such speakers as Dist. 211 board member and vice president of Union Oil Company Robert Creek. Students and faculty have also jointly published a brochure to inform the students of the day's activities and some of the basic aspects of the pollution problem. AT FOREST View High School, all of the day's activities will be under the direction of faculty and students of the science and social science departments, according to Dr.

Roy D. Meiller, chairman of the science department. Because every other high school in the area is competing for guest speakers, Forest View will "use the talent and resource within our own building," Meiller said. A massive all-student trash clean-up is also scheduled for Earth Day at Forest View. Students will police the grounds, collect litter, and pile it in front of the school to remind students of the seriousness of the litter problem.

During the entire day all science and social science classes will be devoted to issues related to pollution in hopes of presenting the biological, non-biological and social sides of the pollution problem. Meiller said. "This type of format is a little different from what other schools are doing but we think it is effective because it will lut every student with the pollution problem." he added. AT ST. VIATOR High School "Pollution is Immoral" will be the theme of the day's events.

All classes will be suspended to give students a chance to discuss the pollution problem. The school has issued an invitation for all northwest suburbanites to sit in on the 9 a.m. Earth Day convocation, which will be followed by several seminars. And at Sacred Heart of Mary High School students will have the choice of attending either a film on pollution set for 8 a.m. or a 9 a.m.

debate between representatives from Commonwealth Edison and the Committee Against Pollution, or both events. Other activities include a number of colorful posters students have made and posted along school hallways. Kids: Earthlings Unite Residents Ask Lower Speed Residents who live near Euclid Avenue between Hicks and Plum Grove roads are unhappy with the 50 mile-per-hotir speed limit posted two weeks ago by Cook County on the four-lane street. "We've had several complaints about IMC speed limit," Charles Smith, Rolling Meadows traffic officer, said. As head of the police department traffic division, Smith requested the county survey the area and icevaiuate the posted speed limit.

before the signs were put up, Smith recommended a 35 mlle-per-hour through the res'dential area. "We have kk's crossing Ei-clid at Vermont going to at'd from school and a park play are i is going in ol the Euclid-Vermont intersection. There will be kids around the stixet quite a bit this summer," Smith 311(1. RESIDRNfS IN the area are ini; a survey was if the county made Ihe 50 mile-per-hour zone to comply with the 50 mile-per-hour zone on Euclid east of Hicks Road. Trip To Old Toivn Set By Local Women Lunch at the Beef and Bourbon, shopping in Piper's Alley, and generally sight seeing in Old Town is on the Palatine Park District's agenda for local women on May 13.

Women will leave the park district office, 262 E. Palatine Road, at 10:30 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. Anyone interested should register at the district office before May 6. A $6 registration fee includes the costs of transportation and lunch.

'The Polluters Were Executed 9 Section 2, Page 6 A school speed zone ii posted for about one-third of the distance from Hicks to P'pm Grove Read and is beinq enforced by Rolling Meadows police when children are cross-ng tl-e street. "Basically, we are trying to get people to appV a fittb saifty to their driving in tro area," said. The police cruiser is located in plain view. "Wo aren't to catch people speeding through the school speed 'one, but we want to prevent accidents." Smith said. According to Smith, most of the viola- toif have been traveling 'to to ,10 miles- per-hour in the school speed zone when children aw going to school.

"We can them when the chi'drcn are there, but once school is out, we can't," Smith said. Ii'formatici signs concerning the park p)y area will be posted to warn drivcis children mav be near onco the park is completed this summer. The area IE urban, not rural, and 33 irnes-per-hour would be very adequate," Smith said. Book Fair Will Help Buy Books, Records New books, records and educational aids will be purchased for Pleasant Hill School in Palatine from profits at the school's PTA book fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday. STUDENTS are helping raise money for the equipment with an all-school bookcover contents, which will be on display at the school for parents and visitors to see.

The fair, open to all, will be in the school library from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 to 1 p.m. Saturday. "Earthlings, unite.

Save our space ship." To impress their fellow students with the meaning of Earth Day, students in the elementary schools in Palatine and Rolling Meadows have been making slogans including this one, painting posters, and preparing speeches for school-wide assemblies in commemoration of the nationwide Earth Day teach-in. Because the Earth Day observatirn has been promoted by the country's youth, teachers and principals in Dist. 15 are taking a back seat to let thoir students explore the environment in their classes today. This week junior high and elementary students have spent after-school hours preparing posters for school hallways on the kinds 01 pollution existing in the school and home community, and what they, as students, and other people can do to stop pollution. AT CENTRAL ROAD School in Rolling Meadows, kindergarten students have made litter bags which they will carry to school today, picking up litter along the street as they walk.

In the same school, first graders will pick up litter on the playground and discuss the importance of taking care of the playground trees. Writing classes throughout the district will be composing essays on Earth Day and its related topic pollution, while math, science and social studies classes will discuss the environment in relation to their classes. School assemblies, primarily organized by student councils and interested student groups will feature student speakers on pollution as well as local health officials and interested citizens. Seventh graders at Winston Park Junior High School in Palatine have authored a 10-minute film on pollution for the school to see at an afternoon assembly. Winston Park eighth graders have written a skit for the assembly.

PLAYGROUNDS, desks, hallways and walls will be cleared of litter as science classes go out to "police" the Plum Grove School area. Twenty-five seventh graders have prepared a list of suggestions for students to follow in keeping their environment clean, and will go to other classes discussing the suggestions. While their parents are trying to stop large pollution contributors, the seventh graders suggest students help save the water by turning faucets off instead of letting them run. use paper and paper bags sparingly, keep the green things growing, and pick up Utter. The Earth Day activities come at a meaningful time for many of the district schools.

Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, is a commemorative holiday set aside by the State of Illinois for school districts to observe. For years, plantings and trees on the school lawns have been put in during Arbor Day ceremonies. This year the students will go out and water the green things they've planted in past Arbor Day ceremonies. Economy Basically Strong Politicians Of Pollution Section 1, Page 5 This Is the second of two articles dealing with the American economy and how it affects suburbia. by AL GREENE One of the few things that Palatine Township bankers agree on is the basic strength of the American economy.

John R. Hughes, president of the suburban national bank, said current fiscal policies are not stopping the growth of the economy, rather, they are slowing the rate of the growth. "The over-all pace of expansion," he said, "is slowing down." Prices are con- Industrialists Will Hear Area Postmaster Virginia Dodge, postmaster of the Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows post offices, will be the guest speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Industrial Division of the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce tomorrow at Lancer Steak House. Members of industrial firms within the city, regardless of whether they are members of the chamber, are invited to hear Mrs. Dodge and ask questions during a discussion period.

Persons interested shoucl contact Rich- aid K. Erck, chairman of the Industrial Division, 392-4353, today. tinuing to rise, he added, but not as fast as they were previously. Hughes said he thinks a recession is "highly unlikely" but whether the country has one really depends on the government. There is only one source of inflation, said Gerald F.

Fitzgerald, the president of the Palatine National Bank, and that is the government. By buying and selling bonds, Fitzgerald said, the government regulates situation, in which interest rates to bor- credit policy. The current tight money row money are high, was caused when the government took $20 billion out of the banking structure. "THERE APPEARS to be an easing on the part of the federal government of monetary restraint," Fitzgerald said. "There's the first glimmer of hope," he said, but added he has no empirical evidence to support the statement.

"The government has to ease up when business slows down," he said. Delvin Johnston, president of the First Bank and Trust in Palatine, said he also is optimistic about the economy. "The money situation will get better when there is more money available." But the government is "going to have to turn things around. It can't let it go too far," be said. William Heise, president of the board of the Palatine Savings and Loan Association, agreed that the economy is still healthy and said be does not think the country would fall into a recession.

JOHN J. WOODS, president of the Bank of Rolling Meadows, also said he does not expect the current economic slowdown to plunge the country into a recession. Woods said, "It appears the Federal Reserve Board logically approached the seriousness of the matter and would prevent a sudden down trend which would create a recession." The economy, he said, is generally in "good shape" but there are two serious areas spiraling wage demands and rising prices which should be watched One of the biggest economic needs, he said is "a drastic cut in government expenditures." ASKED WHERE THESE cuts could come, Woods pointed to Vietnam and other types of foreign aid. He said this money could better be spent if it were directed toward America's "depressed areas" and the increased education of young people. Fitzgerald also said Vietnam plays an important role in rising prices.

Former President Johnson, he said, was, "the sole cause of inflation when he told the nation we could have guns AND butter." "We were in a war economy without raising taxes," and by the time taxes were raised "inflation was well out of hand," be said. WOODS WAS ASKED what advice he would give a young couple wbo wanted to buy a home. He said he would advise them to buy Instead of paying rent on an apartment, he said, a couple gains equity and has something to show in a home. In an apartment they have nothing when they move out. Fitzgerald, asked the same question, replied "Save, save, There apparently is no single answer in economics or any one conclusion about the current state of the economy.

Pooch Finds YMCA Plug Isn't Digestible The slogan of Countryside YMCA's sec- annual membership drive is "There's a in You," and apparently, a certain seven-week old puppy took it literally. Collette Karpen. 16, was wearing a button on her coat lapel the other day when she came to Countryside, where she is a volunteer worker. She also brought her little German Shepherd in her arms. When she left, she noticed the button was gone and the puppy did not look in the best of health.

Several hours, $100, and an operation later, a veterinarian happily reported that the puppy was doing fine and that one button had been retrieved..

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