Newspaper of East Cleveland Leader, September 10, 1953, Page 1

Newspaper of East Cleveland Leader dated September 10, 1953 Page 1
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Mail Addresses Business: R14 E. 152nd St. Phone Glenville I-43B3 Mews: 14600 Euclid Ave. Upl. 30? Rice Exits Broer Enters Commission The first order of business at the Tuesday, September 8th meeting of the East Cleveland City Commis sion was the receiving of the res ignation of Richmond M. Rice and the naming of his successor, Paul W. Broer. Mr. Rice, a member of the Com mission since 1948, is moving to Cleveland Heights. Mr. Broer is the owner-operator of the Quality products Co., 12345 Euclid and Paul’s Restaurant on Hayden at Shaw ave. He recently relinquished i s concessions at Shaw Field which he has held for 13 years. City Law Director A. E. Griffith administered the oath of office to Mr. Broer. Attending the brief ceremonies were the new commis sioner’s family, Mrs. Broer, daugh ter Linda, 15 son Paul jr., 11, and his mother, Mrs. Mollie Broer. Mr. Broer is a member of the Board of Management of the East Cleveland YMCA the East Cleve land Kiwanis Club, the East Cleve land Business Association and the East Cleveland Community Picnic Committee. The family home ia at 14509 Ter race rd. Home Towner Wins Picnic Grand Prize Recipient of the brand new 1953 Mercury Automobile, the Grand Award of the East Cleveland Com munity Picnic Committee at its annual outing at Euclid Beach Park Wednesday evening, Septem ber 2nd, is Mrs. Margaret Hart, 13908 Strathmore ave. Her corresponding stub both with name and address was drawn by 10-year-old Patricia Or wig of 14716 Dover ave. The Grand Award winner is the wife of Herbert Hart, an Oliver Corp, employee and chair man of the Boy Scout Committee of Christ the King parish. They do not own a car. Upon reaching home and sur prising her husband with the good news, Mrs. Hart quickly put in a long distance call to daughter, Peggy, now Mrs. D. M. Masey of White Plains, N. Y. She must share the family surprise with brothers Robert, employed at Wm. Taylor Son & Co., and Melvin, a Cathedral Latin pupil who is often heard over the Sunday Fairytale Hour. Patricia made three attempts to help the picnic committee dispose of the car. On the first try, the person whose name appeared on the stub was on his honeymoon. On the second try, the stub was unsigned. Regulations require the presence of the person whose stub is drawn, and his signature on the ticket. Mrs. Hart’s ticket met both of these requirements. He is the Rev. Clifton J. Robin son whose sermon on sharing with God inspired the Tecumseh, Mich. miller, Perry Hayden, to plant one cubic inch of wheat (Dynamic Ker nels) whose succeeding crops in term inspired the movie “God Is My Landlord.” The picture was pro duced under the direction of Mr. Hayden, Henry Ford and Life Magazine. Mr. Robinson comes out of the 14101 EUCLID AVthu# I IT CLEVELAND, O Volume No. XI—No. 37 1 Coats off, sleeves rolled up, these East Cleveland Kiwanians are all set for another observance of Na tional Kids Day, Saturday, Sep tember 26th. They will spell out the success of the day in peanut sales. Heading up committees arranged to take in every club member for this youth project, are (seated): Bob Stratton, sr. member of the National Kids' Day organization John B. Austin, James E. Bate man, Kenneth O. Vermillion. Standing are: Wm. V. Cumler, Bob Stratton, jr., Arthur Williams, Fred W. Lange, Karl Brown, Nel son F. Leist, Fred A. Cramer and Al Reis. Once again a peanut avalanche will strike East Cleveland. The date is Monday, September 20th and the avalanche will reach its peak on Saturday, September 26. The peanut onslaught is the sig nal for the annual observance of National Kids Day by East Cleve land Kiwanis. Bob Kerr, chairman of the 1953 National Kids Day observance em phasizes the fact that 100 per cent of the money received from the peanut sale spent right here in East Cleveland. It is the main source of income for the club’s active Youth Program through which it aids and backs various activities among youth, and also assist in individual cases where a helping hand is needed. Every Kiwanian gets back of this biggest ways and means proj ect for another Kiwanis communi ty services. Karl Brown is assign ing members to committees. James Bateman will direct the doorbell ringers—the Camp Fire girls. Street corner and merchant lo cations solicitations are under the supervision of Ed Hein, Bob Hen derson, Fred Lange, John Austin, Art Williams and Wm. V. Cumler of the YMCA. East Cleveland Cafe sales for the week will be checked by Ells worth Schumate and his committee. As a reminder, Mr. Kerr points out that this definitely is not a matter of buying a bag of peanuts. The peanuts are merely a “Thank you” from the club for the best contribution one can make to so worthy community service. Buy peanuts, but pay well for them, says Kerr. Share Estate The $148,000 estate left by Mrs. Gertrude F. Wanzer was willed, share and share alike to her three children, Charles H. Wanzer, 849 Lakeview rd. George L. Wanzer, ir., Chagrin Falls, and Mrs. Fran cis Mugler, Eggertsville, N. 1902 Mrs. Wanzer resided at Rosemont rd. 1953 Sally Cummins, a June, Shaw graduate has enrolled in Bowling Green State University and will report in on September 15th. Sally is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart V. Cummins, 16080 Glynn rd. New Pastor Here Inspired "Dynamic Kernels", God Is My Landlord'' Film Readers of Life Magazine and movie fans who have seen “God Is My Landlord” will be specially in terested in the new pastor at First Friends Church, Superior ave. at Melbourne rd. heart of India to succeed Rev. Amos Henry at First Friends Church. Before going to the Ohio Friends Mission in Bundelkhand, Central India, he was an active of ficer in the “Christ for Cleveland” movement. He is a graduate of Cleveland Bible College. Rev. A. Henry becomes Dean at Cleveland College where he will al so teach Bible History. Rev. Robinson will be the evan gelist for the Fall Revival at Cleve land Bible College later this month. The family will reside at 1265 Carlyon rd. and three of the four Robinson children will be in at tendance at Rozell School. 1 Okay Two Commercial Re-Zoning the fol- Upon recommendation of Zoning Board of Appeals and lowing a public hearing earlier Tuesday evening, the City Com mission at its regular meeting Tuesday approved the re-zoning of two business properties. One action permits the East End Nash Co. to replace old frame structures on its property at 1784 54 Lake Front ave., with a brick concrete structure, and make cer tain improvements on its adjacent Hartshorn rd. property. The other action permits the Kroger Co. to build a 119 car park ing lot in conjunction with its new store being erected on Hayden ave., between Sciota and Mayfair aves. Incorporated in the legislation for this improvement are the re quirements set forth by neighbor ing property owners during a zon ing board hearing, as well as fur ther stipulations by the City, also agreed upon at the hearings. Under this restrictions no build ings may be erected on the park ing area, a 24-foot driveway limit ed to passenger cars must be kept closed after store hours the lot must be fenced on the three sides and 14-foot strip of land on the Sciota ave. is to be landscaped to screen the lot from the street. In addition the city will receive a six-foot strip along Sciota ave. to be held in the event of a street widening at some future date. Register Now For YW Shaw Gym Classes Time to take a look at your YWCA Health card. If it has ex pired, you can make an appoint ment for your medical examina tion at any time after today. Such an exam, given at the YWCA, is required for those taking part in the health education program. Classes begin Thursday, Septem ber 24th. There will be the usual classes in swimming for beginners through advanced swim, with a class in diving on Thursday nights and a Beginners Ballet Swim on Tues day nights. gym, there will be slim badminton instruction, and square dancing, and of the popular Tuesday Club. In addition, the In the nasties, ballroom a repeat Contour Career Girls Thursdays. Caper, will be on are held at Shaw Registration, medi- All classes High School, cals and payment of fees are at the YWCA East Cleveland Center, 14635 Euclid ave. For juniors, there will be at tractive combinations of swim and dance classes on Saturday after noons for the 8 to 10 year olds, creative ballet and swimming 10 to 12 year olds will have tap dancing and swimming 12 to 16 year olds, jitterbug and modern dance. For the combination, there is a fee of $5.00 for 9 weeks, in ad dition to YW junior membership and medical. For the swim class only, the charge is $3.00 for 9 weeks* Call the YWCA, UL. 1-2220 for additional information or to make ~"'ir appointment for the medical __ imination. East Cleveland Leader Published in Conjunction with The SCOOP In Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal in Euclid Thursday, September 10, 1953 East Cleveland, Ohio Local Woman Traffic Victim An East Cleveland woman, Mrs. Clara Loomis Swisher, 61, 1718 Lakefront ave., was the first ac cident victim from the Cleveland area in the Labor Day weekend. Mrs. Swisher died in Geneva Hospital, from injuries received in a two car collison near there Satur day. Funeral services were held in Christ Chapel, Church of the Covenant, Tuesday and burial was in Trumbull, Ashtabula County. Mrs. Swisher was bom in Jef ferson, Ohio, and attended Ohio State and Denison Universities. She was married in 1915 to Mark Swisher, president of the Mark Swisher, Inc., engineering and con tracting firm. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, charter presi dent of the American Society of Civil Engineers Wives Club, the Order of Eastern Star, the Del phian Society and the Social Or der of Beauceant. In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons, James Mark Swisher of Cleveland Heights and Rev. Otis Swisher of Medford, Oregon a daughter, Mrs. Martha Early of Mount Vernon, Ohio two sisters, Mrs. Hallie Crater and Mrs. Julie Staniland and a brother, Arthur Loomis, all of Cleveland, and four grandchildren. Congregational Church Has Two Morning Services With the opening of its fall schedule on Sunday, September 13th, the East Cleveland Congre gational Church, Euclid and Page aves., announces that two services will be conducted every Sunday morning, at 9 and 11. This plan will encourage those who desire an earlier service so that the re mainder of the day will be free for family and other activities. On this Sunday, Rev. Earle C. Hochwald will present the first of his annual series of sermons on the theme: “Signs of the Road.” The full series has the following titles: “Hurry Back,” “Stop, Then

Go,” and “Approved By—I” The regular sessions of the church school will be held at 11. This month marks the beginning of what officials of the church have designated as “A Christian Advance.” community interest completion of plans educational wing to be constructed soon and, the opening on October 5th of a Week-day Nursery School for three and four-year old chil dren. The school will be under the direction of Mrs. Albert F. Wick, whose professional training has been in this highly specialized field of education. Parents desir ing information may call the church office. Peanuts? It’s Big Business Now Carran Wishes Them Luck Program of Two items of will be the for the new Operation Safety 1953 Deathless Days Be sure your number isn’t here Ai Kirk Instructor Is Polio Victim The new industrial arts teacher at W. H. Kirk Junior High School, Clyde Hawthorne, did not report in on the opening day of school last Tuesday, Mr. Hawthorne is in City Hospital, suffering with polio. This is the second case of polio in the Hawthorne family, a son, Roy 8, came home from the hos pital, September 1st having been admitted on August 27th with a light case of the same illness. The family resides at 1272 Richmond rd., Lyndhurst. For the past six years Hawthorne has been a member of the faculty in Lakewood Schools. He teaches dustrial arts. the in­ Paris Winds Up European Cycle Trip For Boys the Ten days in Paris. This is culmination of the trip which Ross Firestone and Frank Hamilton are enjoying to close a summer abroad. The last East Clevelanders heard from the two cyclists was their open letter to the Leader, relating their experiences in the British Isles. The boys will be home in time to return to college, Ross to Chicago U. and Frank to Case. The boys crossed the Channel to Calais, France and cycled through Belgium, Germany, Aus tria Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and France. Now they are in Gay Paree. From the letters home the boys give high points of the tour as the two Passes in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine River scenery, the glaciers, the Jungfraujoch and the resorts along the Riviera. In the Alps they climbed on their bicycles 4000 feet to coast the next 20 miles. In Florence, Italy they stayed at the International House for four days. In Paris—here food and lodging can easily match those of the U.S.A., they had access to a school dormitory, right in the cen ter things, with room and two meals a day for $1.50, thanks to information from fellow hostelers. Here Frank sought to locate Prof. Walton of Case, to learn he had already returned home. How ever, two of the professor’s as sociates, Ford executives there to help improve French foundries, are arranging tours in the foundries for the boys. Frank is studying metallurgy. Ross has enjoyed concerts In both Florence and Paris while Frank waxes enthusiastic over the art galleries. Frank attended a Shakespeare play with a Dutchman who teaches English. Both are viewing Paris night life, not as connoisseurs but rather as on lookers of wide experience, their three months abroad. The boys return aboard the spe cial college ship, meeting again the folks they first met going over. They anticipate an exciting crossing, comparing notes since they docked at Southampton and i emigrate from LeHavre, France. Alcometer Aids Diabetic Victim East The Alcometer in the Cleveland Police Station probably spared the life of an East Side resident. Removed by police from a CTS bus, the man in a semi-coma was given the alcometer test to deter mine if he was intoxicated. The test indicated a total absence of alcohol in his blood. The patient was then rushed to Huron Road Hospital, given insulin released. and later incident, said that Commenting on the Lieut. Thomas O’Brien without the aid of the alcometer, the man probably would have been booked for intoxication and placed in jail “to sleep it off”, a proce dure which could easily have proved fatal to a diabetic. The police this week also as sisted another diabetic who was stricken ill in a gas station. He was rushed to the hospital for an insulin treatment. Tarquins Put On Another Top Show A good sized crowd enjoyed another top performanee at Shaw Auditorium as the Tarquin Club presented its 1953 show in a two night stand. Sprightly dialogue, gay longs and lively dancing rounded out another good show for these youth ful players who are their own authors-directors-and managers. Cappy and Kitty Ricks are en joying a 3 tern trip, their des tination Hot Springs, South Dakota, 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed City Manager Charles A. Carran wishes District Commander Jules Pinkis of the Disabled American Veterans success on the eve of their Forget-Me-Not Drive which will be held here Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th. Commander Pinkis is announcing the Forget-Me-Not sale on the streets and in the stores of East Cleveland this weekend, said: “We of the Disabled American Veterans—the only Congressionally chartered spokesman of the war-time disabled—and more commonly referred to as the DAV, want the people of this community to know that all proceeds from the sale of little blue flowers go to help a neighbor in your community who was disabled by war or to his widow and orphans if he gave his life for his country. “The DAV also maintains a free service to all veterans, and all widows and orphans of veterans for the presentation of government claims, for counselling and rehabilitations, help in securing suitable employment and monetary aid. “By your contribution to our Forget-Me-Not drive, you are con tributing to the welfare of an individual in your community. We firmly believe that the welfare of any individual materially affects the welfare of the entire community.” City Has Second '53 Traffic Death Crossing Euclid ave. at Noble rd. during the downpour of rain early Saturday, Andrew Blakely, 74, of 324 East 238th st., Euclid, was struck down by an automobile. He died a few hours later in Huron Road Hospital. He was going after change for a neighborhood tavern where he was employed as a handyman. The motorists, a 23-year-old Cleveland Heights Engineer, told police that he was unable to see Blakely in the heavy rain. The death is East Cleveland’s second traffic fatality this year. The 1952 record is two deaths. It also mapped the city’s 175 day deathless dal period. Mr. Blakely is survived by three children, Wilfred, Mrs. Evelyn Leduc and Mrs. Dorothy Novak and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Clement, Mrs. Olive Glover and Mrs. Edna Ostrander, and grand children. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Frischkorn are moving from 1954 Hayden ave. to St. Petersburg, Fla. They will make the trip south by auto mobile. The visit of District Governor Jack Darrak of Akron and Jr. Deputy, E. A. Sanders of Lake wood to the Lions Club of East Cleveland, Tuesday evening, Sep tember 1st was also the occasion for Past President’s Night as the club convened at Owen’s Planta tion. HCL Goes To The Dogs It’s a doggie life for the dog who gets picked up by East Cleve land Police and is registered in at a kennel. On the American plan it means no less than $1.25 a day for the canine. As recently as July 31st the East Cleveland City Commission adopted a dog ordiance which, among other things called for a rate of one dollar a day to be paid to the kennel boarding a dog until claimed by the owner. But the rapidly spiraling high cost of living has already caught up with doggies, and Mr. Kennel Man has notified the city he just can’t feed the animal for that meagre rate. He asked $1.25 for a small dog and $1.50 for a large compromised for legal rate is set legislation enacted dog. The city $1.25 and the forth in new Tuesday night. Yes, the rate includes a doggie bed. The owner foots the bill. Fractures Arm held Services and burial were Tuesday, September 8th. An unidentified boy riding on a bicycle struck down Mrs. Myrtle Granger, 1166 Hayden ave. on Saturday, September 5th, as she was walking on Shaw ave., near Hayden ave. Lions Honor Past Presidents I?:* T' Shown are the past presidents in attendance and the guests (Left to right) seated: Edgar E. Vance, also sone chairman A. R. Boomer Mr. Darrah, Mr. Sandler. Standing: F. Jules Keller, Paul R. Zirke, Dr. Frank M. Trump, Clayton Wiles, Cleo Gossman and Robert E. Hagar. CALL NEWS to PO. 1-3378 Apartment License Fee Increased In legislation enacted by the City Commission Tuesday evehing the fee charges for apartment licenses will be upped from the flat one dollar per year to a rate based on a scale set up according to the number of suites in the apartment building. G. T. Apthorp, finance director, told the Commission that the one dollar fee which the city has charged landlords since January 1934 is insufficient to meet to day’s costs of building and fire inspections by the city. He said that dollar price was set during the depression days due to the low rents which landlords were then receiving. Previously the fee was fixed at fifty cents a year per suite. Under the new scale set up in the new ordinance, landlords pay the following license fees, effec tive with January, 1954. 3 7 16 31 to 6 suites—$3.00. to 15 suites—$6.00. to 30 suites—$9.00. suites or over—$15.00. answer to a question Mr. Tn Apthorp said the Building Depart ment records show 287 apart ments with three to six suites, 155 apartments with seven to 15 suites 81 apartments with 16 to 30 suites, and 14 apartments with 31 suites or more. The new legislation will up the 537 which the city has been re ceiving each year from 537 apart ment owners to $2,730. This sum, it is explained, will more nearly meet the city’s costs of its con tinuing building and fire inspec tions of apartment buildings. Second Day Of Fall Term Has 5178 Enrollment On the second day of the new school term, East Cleveland schools report a 5,178 enrollment, which is 110 above the corresponding day of a year ago. Dr. O. J. Korb, superintendent, states that the increase in number of pupils is scattered through the elementary grades. He also said that the enrollment, to be taken again on Monday, will be more nearly indicative of the figure for this term, since some families are still on vacation. Still Counting Real Estate Tax Returns Predicting a record second-half real estate tax return of approxi mately $45,000,000 County Treas urer Leslie R. Monroe and his staff are Still listing checks, al though the deadline for payment was Saturday, September 5th. By Tuesday more than $27,000, 000 had been counted and entered. project of the Lions Club Chief is its Sight Saving program in such brackets ar -roviding se-‘-g eye dogs and wL canes for _..e blind, and aid to those with defec tive sight. Past Pr 'dents ui le to be pr“““»nt Gi i 1 in, Joe Heil, sr. and Edwin Righter. ds Dr* ph Grssn*

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