Education: The Man Who Played George

No teacher or parent in the city of Evanston. Ill. (pop. 75,300) cared more deeply about the Orrington elementary school than Swedish-born Hjalmar Andersson. For 23 years as janitor, he kept the building clean and in good repair: no matter how much there was to do, he always had time to joke or chat with the pupils and listen to their troubles. But for all his good humor, Janitor Andersson is a stubborn man. Last week he was barred from the school he loves because of a rather odd and lonely crusade.

The crusade...

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