Clipped From Chicago Tribune
Halloween spirit makes a comeback By Barbara Sullivan RICHARD NIXON was there, di-' di-' di-' recting the traffic between the mounds of pumpkins, while the gorilla gorilla roamed about scaring the kids and the Red Witch was, of course, handing handing out apples. Richard Nixon? "Well, we thought he'd do a good job getting the cars parked. It s a good mask, and he makes the "V" for victory sign when the car is parked," said Kamona Feltes, owner of Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago, Chicago, a yearly mecca for the Halloween-minded. Halloween-minded. Halloween-minded. Halloween-minded. A year after cyanide-laced cyanide-laced cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules all but obliterated observance observance of the traditional "trick or treat" day, much of the old spirit is .back but with a dose of caution. Iin Chicago, a Halloween hot line -'will -'will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday. Parents with suspi-"cions suspi-"cions suspi-"cions or complaints should call 744- 744- 4032. THE CHICAGO Park District is distributing treat bags that for the first time contain safety instructions. Last year, Bensenville banned all trick-or-treating trick-or-treating trick-or-treating trick-or-treating trick-or-treating after several bottles of a drug normally used to kill sick animals were stolen from a village animal hospital shortly after the . Tylenol deaths. Officials in several other suburbs and in Chicago urged parents to keep their children home. -"I -"I really felt resentful last year," said Katharine Toomey of Bensenville. Bensenville. "I've always loved Halloween, it just doesn't seem right that we live m a time1 now when we've got to worry about these things." Tribune photo Dy Call tagare There were a lot of dogs at Sunday's Halloween animal costume party on Clark Street, so Wayne Bradley's pet ferret Sarah, dolled up in a cheerleader costume, drew plenty of notice. Although Toomey is, like many parents, still worried about the Tylenol scare, her children, Jessica and Jason, will be making the rounds dressed as a princess and an American Indian. Meanwhile, back at Sonny Acres Farm, about 5,000 people sipped not cider, chatted with a talking skull, gawked at the bunnies, goats, pigs, chickens and ducks and picked out pumpkins.