Arlington Heights Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on July 16, 1977 · Page 3
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Saturday, July 16, 1977
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THE HERALD Saturday, July 16, 1977 Section I —3 MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL A. BILANDIC as they mayor and his bride exchanged wedding vows Fri- leave Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, where the day afternoon. (Photo by Dave Tonge) All Chicago smiles to see Mayor Bilandic, bride wed No. Korea changes tone about helicopter incident bv DAVE I BATA The bride wore wrhite, the bridegroom wore gray, and everybody wore smiles Friday afternoon, wrhen Mayor Michael Bilandic of Chicago and socialite Heather Morgan exchanged marriage vows. Bilandic, 54, and Miss Morgan, 34, exchanged nuptial vows Friday in Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago. John Cardinal Cody officiated at the High Mass, with 400 guests from Chicago’s political and business communities in attendance. The 3,000 well-wishers who waited hours outside t\e cathedral ulider blistering 90-degree skies to see the cou,le cheered when Mr. and Mri. Bilandic emerged at 5:10 p.m. The couple paused at the top of the stairs to the browmstone cathedral on N. Wabash Avenue, and smiled for photographers. Without saying a word, they walked through a shower of rice to a waiting chauffered limousine, w'hich whisked them awray to a reception at the Glen View Club in Golf. The 11-member wedding party and family members followed in identical black Cadillacs, led by an honor guard of four Chicago motorcycle policemen to the reception in the North suburbs. IT WAS THE wedding of the year for Chicago; bringing together the most powerful figures in area politics and commerce. The marriage brought together two worlds: that of Bilandic, successor to Richard J. Daley and heir to the powerful Democratic machine, and Miss Morgan, darling of N. Michigan Avenue and director of the Chicago Council on Fine Arts. After the ceremony, Gov. James R. Thompson said, “The bride was gorgeous — and nobody wrote ‘Help’ on the bottom of his shoes.” Others echoes Thompson’s words, describing the wedding as “gorgeous,” “romantic” and “absolutely beautiful.” JUST AS enthusiastic were the uninvited guests — the thousands w7ho, despite the heat, crowded around the church to catch a glimpse of the couple. One elderly woman fell victim to the neat, collapsing near Hhe steps of the cathedral while the ceremony was under way. Chicago Fire Dept, paramedics took her to the hospital. Miss Morgan and the bridal party, dressed in Saks Fifth Avenue wedding attire, arrived at 4:05 p.m., five minutes late. Miss Morgan wore the traditional white bride’s veil, dress and long train, and was escorted into the church by her father. THE BRIDAL party followed, all dressed in flowing lavender. The crowd did not see Bilandic until after the ceremony. Following tradition — the groom should not see the bride on the day of the wedding until the ceremony — Bilandic entered unnoticed through the church rectory. Dorothy Milandic, 72, was among the sidewalk spectators. She said she knew the Bilandic family 40 years ago, when Michael was a boy growing up in the Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport. She traveled from Williams Bay, Wis., to attend the mayor’s wedding, but w7as turned away because she lacked an invitation. She stood on the sidewalk and steamed. “I don’t know what to do, coming all this way by bus and now this,” she lamented. “Oh dear, I could w'eep.” “I KNEW HIS mother well,” Mrs. Milandic said. “I knew Michael’s family. They were all working people, a very plain family, but a very nice family. They were quiet, simple, and led an unobtrusive life, a decent family. He deserves what he’s getting.” Lillian Bator, 69, of Chicago, perhaps was the most colorful spectator. She stood on the church steps, old guitar in hand and an outrageous red, white and blue hat on her head, waiting to serenade the newlyweds. She said she wrote her own song, “Lord’s Blessing,” 25 years ago at another wedding. She sang her song, which in part went, “Herald angels up above/ Mark the true love of their vows,” three times in honor of the Bilandics. SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) — North Korea said Friday it was “compelled to fire” at an unarmed U.S. Army helicopter that strayed across the truce border, but denied any of the three Americans who died in the resulting crash was hit by gunfire. In a conciliatory gesture that departed from past practice, the North Korean government quickly provided the identity of one surviving crewman, Chief Warrant Officer II Glenn Schwanke of Spring Green, Wis., copilot of the helicopter. The Koreans said Schwanke was getting medical treatment but did not describe his injuries. Officials in Washington had said he was hit by North Korean gunfire. North Korea agreed to discuss the incident today at a meeting of the Korean Military Armistice Commission in the Panmunjom truce village. The U.N. Command asked the Communists to free the wounded soldier and release the bodies of his three colleagues. POLITICAL SOURCES in South Korea said the unusually restrained tone in messages exchanged with North Korea indicated the Communists would release Schwanke, but they were not certain if they would do so by today. North Korea said “the unhappy incident resulted entirely from the errors of the military personnel of the U.S. side,” but the Communists Administration backs no-fault insurance bill WASHLNGTON (UPI)—The administration told Congress Friday it strongly supports legislation setting national minimum standards for no­ fault auto insurance as “a matter of national conscience.” Transportation Sec. Brock Adams, at a hearing of the Senate Transportation Committee, suggested rapid action on a bill sponsored by Sen. Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., which sets minimum levels for no-fault laws in every state. Adams was backed by Douglas Fraser, president of the United Auto Workers, who said the UAW is “convinced beyond any doubt” the present insurance system “should finally be relegated to a museum.” FRASER SUGGESTED some revisions in the Magnuson bill but said experience in individual states had shown a no-fault system “has eliminated the inadequacies, injustices, wastefulness and chaos associted with the fault-based insurance system.” No-fault laws require automobile insurance companies to pay claims without regard to wrho was at fault. The system is designed to avoid the exorbitant costs of “subrogation,” the legal process by which insurance companies spend months determining w'hich company should be liable. “This administration and the Congress have been working hard to find ways to make automobiles safer and less polluting,” said Adams. “As a matter of national conscience, we must turn next to aid the automobile accident victims.” IN 16 STATES now with no-fault laws, he said, “No-fault is compensating more victims, more completely, more quickly and more equitably for their economic losses then did the tort liability system, and wit!» less reliance on the courts and lf£al system.” Although Adams endorsed the Magnuson bill, he said he “would hope and expect that most states, and ultimately all states, would choose to adopt a much stronger no-fault plan.” The Magnuson bill would limit medical and rehabilitation benefit levels to $100,000. No-fault policies also would be required to reimburse the purchaser up to $12,000 in lost wages. All states would have three years to adopt a no-fault plan at least as restrictive as the federal plan or to adopt the federal plan. States could have the option of administering the federal plan or turning that job over to the Transportation Department. avoided their usual denunciations of “imperalist aggressors and warmongers.” The U.N. Command message to North Korea said the incident was “regrettable” and President Carter said in Washington he hoped to prevent a navigation mistake from “escalating into a confrontation.” The unarmed helicopter strayed into North Korean airspace and was shot down at about 10 a.m. Thursday (9 p.m. EDT Wednesday) near Ko- sung, about 105 miles northeast of Bishop hits nun’s BURLINGTON, Vt. (UPI) — Vermont’s Human Services secretary — a Roman Catholic nun — was chastized sharply and publicly by her bishop Friday for statements on abortion attributed to her. The Most Rev. John Marshall, bishop of the Burlington diocese, also called it “a mistake” for Sister Elizabeth Candon to have taken the job running the state’s biggest and most costly bureau and warned a stand in favor of abortion could lead to official sanctions by the church and her possible excommunication. The state official was quoted recently in a newspaper article as saying she feared a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states are not obligated to use Medicaid funds for elective abortions may be “discrimination against low-income people.” WHILE EXPRESSING personal opposition to abortion, she also was quoted as saying it “should be the decision of the woman involved and the father of the child.” Sister Elizabeth, thought to be the nation’s highest-placed wToman cleric in an appointive state government (Continued from Page 1) tody to the mother are factors that will work against him when the court rules July 25. Custody of the boy will be decided on that day by Judge W. E. Peterson in Cook County Divorce Court. Margaret Bejnarowicz, Wojciech’s mother, had temporary custody of the boy w’hen she took him to England. Her action defied a county court ruling that she not take Wojciech from the country. THE CASE WENT to court in London in May 1971, and the British court ruled that custody of Wojciech should go to Bejnarowicz. The following day Mrs. Bejnarowicz and Wojciech disappeared, prompting the relentless search by the boy’s father. When Dr. Bejnarowicz finally caught up with his ex-wife, he plotted the abduction of his son. Bejnarowicz and two agents pulled Wojciech away from his mother and her sister just outside their London apartment. Despite a struggle by the two women. Dr. Bejnarowicz and the two men rushed Wojciech to a waiting car and sped him away. Bejnarowicz is cautious about leaving his son alone at any time. “I am always taking him there and back, I just can’t chance it at all,” he said. The doctor said his objective has been to It him begin a normal childhood. “I’ve tried to get him involved with other children, that’s the main thing,” he said. Bejnarowicz said it is “amazing” how7 fast Wojciech related to the family. They live with his parents, Joseph and Helen Bejnarowicz, and sister Elwina. “He talks about everything in the plural, like ‘when did we build this house?,’ ” Bejnarowicz said. “Everything is wre and ours. Once he called to me early in the morning, about five o’clock, and asked me ‘Am I ours?’ When I told him ‘yes’ he went right to sleep.” Bejnarowicz is a native of Poland. He came to the United States in 1958. Despite the fact that his ex-wife Seoul on the eastern coast. It landed briefly, then tried to take off again when it was forced down by North Korean fire, according to South Korean troops who witnessed the incident. The crewmen who died were identified as Chief Warrant Officer II Joseph A. Miles, 26, of Washington, Ind., the pilot; Sgt. Robert E. Wells, 22, of El Paso, Tex., crew chief; and Sgt. Robert C. Haynes, 31, of Anniston, Ala., assistant crew chief. All were based at Camp Humphries at Pyongtaek, 15 miles south of Seoul. abortion stand post, said Friday it would be “inappropriate” for her to comment until she met with the bishop. In a front-page, open letter in this woek’s Vermont Catholic Tribune, the bishop said statements attributed to her in the article were “confusing, misleading and scandalous to faithful Roman Catholics throughout Vermont.” Those viewpoints, Marshall wrote, are “neither approved nor even tolerated in any manner whatsoever by the bishop of the Diocese.” He cited traditional moral grounds for opposing abortions and said there is no discrimination involved if the state refuses to pay for them. “Very briefly and to the point, Sister Elizabeth has complete freedom to make any political judgment or judgment in conscience that she wishes,” he wrote. “However,” he said, “she and all our people should understand that these free-w7ill decisions can place outside the sacramental life of the Roman Catholic Church and deprive her of her good standing as a member of a religious community in that church. Byline report Paul Gores violated a court order by taking his son from the country in 1971, Bejnarowicz is apprehensive about other evidence in the pending custody settlement. AT THE INSISTANCE of Mrs. Bejnarowicz’s attorney, Bejnarowicz and the boy were ordered to take psychiatric examinations. Bejnarowicz wras referred to a psychologist who interviewTed him and then recommended that custody be tamed over to the mother. Bejnarowicz said that, before the interview7, the psychologist was sent a list of accusations against him by the mother. He said he was never asked about the accusations by the psychologist, but instead w7as given an interview that included an ink blot test. Bejnarowicz questions the psychologist’s opinion that his son is responding favorably to his father out of fear. Bejnarowicz points to slides of himself and Wojciech taken during various times since the boy was returned to the United States as evidence the boy is happy. In most of the slides young Wojciech is smiling or laughing. “And the shrink tells me he is doing all that out of fear,” he said. Bejnarowicz said he also is worried about the trend of courts to give custody of a child to the mother, even though he wras granted legal custody of the child by the county court w7hile he was still missing in 1972. When he goes to divorce court July 25 — Wojciech’s 7th birthday — the Polish immigrant’s belief in prevailing justice will receive its ultimate test. It will determine whether his successful 5V2-year search for his son was a dream come true, or simply a heartbreaking and futile ordeal. Tug o* war with child's life Princess Alice, 94 makes history • There was a special 21-gun salute across the harbor from the royal palace and cannons later boomed across Sweden Friday in celebration of the birth of Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf’s first child, Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree. The seven-pound, two- ounce girl is not eligible to succeed her father under Sweden’s existing laws which may, however, be altered in the near future. Queen Sylvia, 33, a former German commoner, had the baby at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm. • Raquel Welch, who reportedly has been having a difficult time finding suitable movie work, has decided to go into television and try a series. Director Joan Darling, who made her first feature film, “First Love,” about to be released by Paramount, will be asked to direct the series. One of the writers for the show will be actress Barbara Feldon who has appeared on the small screen in several comedy pilots since her role in the series “Get Smart.” • “Yes, Clark Gable and I had an affair, a glorious affair,” said actress Joan Crawford with rare candor dur- People Diane Mermigas ing a New York interview only days before her death May 10. She talked about her affair with Gable and why they didn’t marry because each of them already was married at the time. Both were “skittish” about marriage, so they became good friends, she said, “and friendship can really screw up a love affair.” • Princess Alice, the last surviving granddaughter of Queen Victoria who rides about London in buses and used to take vacations on Banana boats, Friday became the oldest member of the British Royal Family in history. The Princess who only recently agreed to us a cane disguised as an umbrella, turned 94 years and 140 days. She celebrated the event Friday by taking the salute at the annual Royal Tournament and adding another item to a history of royal duties far exceeding any others reported. CLARK GABLE AND JOAN CRAWFORD

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