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Hu»ii»ss: B14 E. 15?ndSt.
Phone TiLcnville 4301
News: 15K32 Euclid Ave.
Suite 311
School Income From Taxes
Exceeds County Estimates
It isn’t often that the East
Cleveland School District receives
a financial windfall. But such is
the wholly unexpected surprise in
the final current tax settlement
with the county auditor’s office.
Miss Ruth Nemic, clerk-treas
urer, reported to the Board of
Education Tuesday night that, in
stead of receiving an anticipated
(956,973 as estimated by the
county auditor, the district is be
ing credited with $1,004,676.59, or
$47,703.59 over and above that sum.
The increase shows up chiefly
in the personal tangible return.
This year it is $99,995.78 compared
No Door To Door
Solicitation By
Salvation Army
No door-to-door solicitation for
funds is being made in Greater
Cleveland by the Salvation Army,
officials of the organization warn
ed yesterday, adding that un
authorized persons had represented
themselves as members of the army
in seeking donations.
Maj. Paul Kaiser, divisional
•ecretary in charge of public re
lations, said persons seeking funds
should be asked to produce creden
tials if they assert they are from
the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is a mem
ber of the Welfare Federation of
Cleveland and makes no such
solicitation. All Salvation Army
members carry identification cards.
With the approaching Christ
mas season, increasing reports of
such misrepresentation have been
received, Maj. Kaiser said. He
asked that anyone having ques
tions about donations to the Sal
vation Army, call him at CHerry
Retires After 35 Years
With Cleveland Transit
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Having retired after 35 yeatsr
*s a conductor, and uw torman.. with
the Cleveland Transit System and
the old Cleveland Transit Company,
Joseph Cieplowski and Mrs. Cie
plowski are leaving this month to
spend the winter in California.
They are making the trip by motor.
Mr. Cieplowski came to Cleve
land from Brandenburg, Germany,
In 1911 and has resided in East
Cleveland all of that time. He went
to work for the traction company
on the Euclid line and continued
to work out of the Windermere
station all of these years. In 1923
he was married to Bridget Pol
lack who came here from Austria.
For many years they have resided
in an apartment at 1830 Roxford
rd., which they recently sold to
Joe’s brother, Frank Cieplowski.
Joe likes to fish and usually
■pent his vacations in Canada, fol
lowing this favorite pastime. He
and his wife are members of St.
Philomena’s church.
Choir Program
At four o’clock on Sunday
afternoon, the 20th, the Cathedral
Choir of the ChurCh of the Cross,
Methodist, will »pre§ent Mendels
sohn’s ‘Hymn of Praise.” The
ohurch is located on Caledonia ave.
at Winsford rd. ayi all are wel
come to enjoy this musical hour.
to $72,249.28 received from this
source last year. Real estate and
public utility tax returns total
$904,680.81 of the total return.
The windfall comes at a most op
portune time. Following the war
the board set up a much needed
building repair program and it has
been going along with this as
funds permitted. The past sum
mer they began the revamping of
the entire heating system in the
Shaw building, and during this
process they have met with several
unexpected situations which should
have been met, but which would
have added too much to the cost,
already beyond the estimate. Now
they can proceed with this particu
lar job, repairing it as it should
be done.
Other repair jobs will be taken
up in turn with a view of placing
all buildings in better condition.
Along the financial picture, Dr.
O. J. Korb, superintendent, pre
sented a salary table which shows
that, under the schedule adopted
a year ago, this year’s salary costs
of $758,520 will grow into $821,000
in 1953-1954 school year with the
same number of teachers employed.
The increase is in the higher sal
aries, plus the yearly increments
now being paid to the teachers.
The board re-appointed Paul H.
Rice to membership of the East
Cleveland Library board of trus
tees to succeed himself. The ap
pointment is for a seven-year term.
Mr. Rice is secretary-treasurer
of the board and a member of its
building committee..
Girl Scouts Gif
To Convention
Members of two East CICeveland
Girl Scout troops are the first
scouts to attend a national con
vention. The lucky girls are mar
garet Hansen, 18, of Mariner Ship
12, First Presbyterian church, and
Marilyn Groenstein, 17, of Troop
166, made up of girls residing in
the Hilltop district. Margaret was
chosen by Hie Senior .Intertroop
Council arid Marilyn received the
honor because she was the Girl
Scout delegate to the UNESCO
meetings here earlier this yean
The convention is being held in
Milwaukee this week and it is the
first time it has been open to rep
resentatives from among the Girl
Scouts, heretofore only the leaders
being eligible as delegates.
Miss Groenstein resides at 999
Grey ton rd. and Miss Hanson re
sides at 1749 Urbana ave.
Edward W. Molzan Nev/
An Ensign In USbil
Edward W. Molzan, who enlisted
in the U. S. Navy upon graduation
from Shaw High School, has been
promoted to the rank of ensign.
Edward served overseas and upon
his return attended Kent State
University and then re-enlisted rn
the service. He is now a student
in the University of New Mexico,
where he will be graduated in
June, from the College of Engi
While at Sh/jw Ed was a mem
ber of the Hi-Y and was manager
of the basketball team. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mol
zan, 1847 Wadena ave.
Shaw Grads Of 1927 To 1930 To
Hold First Reunion Saturday Evening
low it is with other schools, it’s
hard to say, but there jp some
thing about having gone to Shaw
that sticks closer than a brother.
A Shaw grad can meet another
Shaw grad anywhere and the
moment they find they have this
in common, all is well. Probably
that is how tomorrow night’s din
ner dance at the Acacia Country
Club started one Shaw grad
met another and talk turned back
the pages. Anyway Paul Northway,
Creighton Davies, Don Harston,
Frank Burrell and Jack Kibbey
have arranged tomorrow night’s
“We-Nu-Em Wen” affair and af
ter digging up addresses 'and send
ing out bids have rounded up some
150 who are going to talk it all
over. Included in this particular
graduates’ list, are the classes
1927 to 1930, inclusive.
Grid Queen And Her Attendants
Pictured above is the Shaw 1949
Football Queen and her two atten
dants who were chosen by a vote
of the Shaw student body to repre
sent the school at the annual
Shaw-Heights football game last
(Photo by Harry
Friday. Left to right are: Attend
ant Janis Foxall, 988 Eddy rd.
Queen Carol Reichenbach, 1239
North Lockwood and Attendant
Anita DiGiovine, 1685 Carlyon rd.
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Mary Jane Sutton, As Former WAC, Is
In England On Remembrance Day"
After having been discharged
from the WAC and spending a
year at home, Mary Jane Sutton,
14708 Dover ave., went to England
where she is now working with
the American Embassy, in Lon
The following is an excerpt from
her recent letter home, describing
the Armistice Day celebration in
London last week.
“Here in England, rather than
celebrating Armistice Day on the
11th they have Remembrance Day
on the Sunday before the 11th.
The main ceremony is the King’s
placing a wreath of poppies on
the Cenotaph—a memorial to the
‘glorious dead’ of both wars
after a 2-minute silence at 11
o’clock. More or less at the last
minute I decided to go, so con
sequently got a late start.
The Cenotaph is in the middle
of a big wide street which had
been blocked off for the cere
monies, and was crowded with
people hurrying down it. It was
about three blocks from the Ceno
taph when the cannon went off
for the silence. The sudden quiet
was surprising the fountains
about two blocks behind us could
be heard clearly.
“A suggested thought and prayer
for the silence had been printed
in the paper —‘In remembrance of
those who during the two wars
made the great sacrifice, O God,
make us better men and women,
and give peace in our time.’ It
was such a beautiful day, the
silence so impressive, end the
prayer so appropriate and beauti
ful that 1 just stood there with
tears rolling down my cheeks. After
the silence, I went on, the crowd
getting thicker and thicker, until
I couldn’t go any further. I was
surprised to see lots of people
standing with their backs to the
Cenotaph, holding mirrors up to
see a bit more than they could
have otherwise.
“Detachments of all the Services,
including women and ex-service
personnel, Merchant, Navy and
fishing fleets, paraded to the Ceno
taph, then formed a hollow square
around it. After the service, they
marched off, then finally we got a
chance to go see the Cenotaph,
and I took several pictures.
I meandered down to West
minster and took some pictures of
Big Ben, then over to the Abbey,
and took a picture of Lincoln’s
statue across the street.
All along the walks on the
grounds of the Abbey were small
plots staked out for all the various
detachments, and people buy small
wooden crosses about six inches
high with a poppy in the center
to place in the various plots. Some
of the crosses had names on them.
I walked through there, then into
the Abbey to see the tomb of the
East Cleveland Leader
Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP in Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal in Euclid
Volume No. VIII—No. 46 East Cleveland, Ohio 12,800 Circulation Guaranteed Thursday, November 17, 1949
Legion And Shaw Students Dedicate Flag Armistice Day
unknown warrior. It was the first
time I’d been there, so I wandered
around, saw Poet’s corner, went
out into a cloister and took some
pix of flying buttresses—the most
complicated ones I’ve seen. Then
back to the flat to some hot soup
and to get warm, as I was chilled
through and through. I’m glad I
went though—the customs of other
peoples are most interesting.”
Sincerely yours,
Florence Sutton
Dorothy Brooks In
Tonight s Premiere
When the recently organized
little theatre group, the Mid
Town Theatre, makes its bow to
night, an East Cleveland girl will
take the lead in the premiere.
Dorothy Brooks, 14400 Savannah
ave., one time member of the Col
lamer Players and active in other
little theatre groups, will appear
in the presentation of Don Mul
lally’s ‘Laff That Off.”
The group will be at home in
the Laurel bldg., 9917 Euclid ave.,
where an experimental playhouse
seating 50 people has been set up.
Settings, costuming and all work
incidental to the opening has been
done by the members.
Each show is to run three weeks,
and the next two produtions are
already in the rehearsal stage.
Church Editor To
Speak Here Monday
Mr Louis Gale, Church Editor
of the Cleveland Plain Dealer will
be the guest speaker at the meet
ing of the Men’s Club in the base
ment parlors of Faith Lutheran
Church, Hayden ave. and Glen
side rd. on Monday, November
21st, at 8:00 p. m. Mr. Gale will
speak on some of his interesting
experiences as religious editor and
the talk will close with a question
Members of the Men’s Clubs of
St. John’s Lutheran Church
South Euclid and Our Savior Lu
theran Church of Mayfield Heights
have been invited as guests 4or
the evening.
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In the upper hight hand comer
is shown Student Council Dick
Young handing the new flag to
W/O Jerry Ling as the Ameri
can Legion dedicates its gift to
Shaw High School.
The larger view gives an overall
picture of the student body, the
Shaw Band, faculty and visitors
participating in the dedication
“I dedicate this flag and this
flagpole in the name of those who
offered their lives that justice,
freedom and democracy might sur
vive to be the ideals of the people
of the world ... As they served
America in the time of war, may
we serve America in the time of
Our nation’s most cherished pos
session is its flag. This flag is
unique in the deep and noble signi
cance of its message to the entire
world a message of national inde
pendence, of individual liberty and
freedom,, it embodies the essence of
true patriotism”.
Thus, in part, spoke Grover C.
Snyder, past commander of East
Cleveland Post 163 American
Legion as the post’s gift of a flag
and a flagpole to Shaw High School
was dedicated as a part of the
school’s Armistice Day program.
Dick Young, Student Council
president who presided, received
the flag from Commander Snyder
and handed it to the honor guards
who raised it to the top of the
pole as the Shaw High School Band,
under the direction of Milton G.
Niergath played The Star Spangled
Making up the honor guard were
four Shaw students who are mem
bers of the Army Reserves, Sea
man 2/c Jim Blech, Warrant Offi
cer Jerry Young, Corp. Dale Locher
and Pvt. Jim Pless.
Officers of the Post joined in
the ceremonies both at Shaw and
at Kirk Jr. High School.
Book Week Display
At Local Libraries
November 13 to 19 is Book Week,
and the. libraries all over East
Cleveland are busy celebrating it.
There will be displays of new books
for children in every library, as
suggestions for birthday and
Christmas gifts. At the East Cleve
land Main Library, Euclid ave. at
Windermere, the display will con
tinue until Christmas.
If you have any book problems
for a special boy or girl, the East
Cleveland Library will be glad to
help you with suggestions.
Copy Early
Because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday November 24th,
the East Cleveland Leader that week will be distributed on Tues
day, the 22nd. This throws the deadline to Saturday, Novem
ber 19th.
To avoid disappointment in not geting your copy in the
Thanksgiving Day issue, send it early to 15632 Euclid ave., or
phone it to PO. 3378. Remember, all copy must be in by Satur
day, the 19th.
Picture deadline for the Thanksgiving Day issue "will be
Thursday, November 17th.
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Patrolman Bode
Concludes Course
Traffic Safety
Receiving the honor of attend
ing the Traffic Institute at North
western University is meaning
hours of hard work for Patrolman
Harold R. Bode of the East Cleve
land Police Department.
Forty-five officers from 19
states, Hawaii and Canada are in
attendance .at the school which
concludes this Friday. The men
represent 27 municipal police de
partments, five state highway
patrols and the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police. When this class is
graduated 1,381 police officers will
have attended the course which
stresses the policeman’s part in
preventing accidents and control
ling traffic. The course also deals
with such related subjects as traf
fic safety education and the use
of engineering techniques to re
lieve congestion and solve parking
Upon his return Patrolman Bode
next week will instruct other offi
cers of the East Cleveland Police
Department in the courses which
he has had at the Traffic Institute.
Sb! Slip Those
Ties To The Y
Hey, mister, got any neckties
you don’t want—maybe some of
those awful gift ideas, or maybe a
few you even selected yourself,
believe it or not! Well, here is a
way to clear off the rack and make
room for the new ties that always
come with Christmas.
The East Cleveland Kiwanis club
is collecting ties. Leave yours at
the Y House, 1819 Lee rd. Then, in
co-operation with Miss Genevieve
Quinn, City Welfare Director, the
ties will be distributed to the Coun
ty Relief Bureau. Division of Aid
to the Aged, Mary Crest school,
and the Rehabilitation Center.
Some will go overseas—all to bring
Christmas cheer to someone else.
To date 400 ties in every imag
inable coloi* and color combination,
have been received. It is hoped
many more will be added to the
Hear About Colleges
Shaw High School students plan
ning to attend college are being
given an opportunity to learn
something of various colleges
through the talks being given at
that school by the representatives
from the institutions of higher
learning. This week they have had
visits from representatives of De
a u w, Princeton, Pennsylvania
College for Women and Cleveland
College. Other guests will be arriv
ing from time to time.
Carran ,\’ames Aplhorp Vice
Mr. Binyon still is the director
of law.
Appointment of Mr. Apthorp
met with opposition from the floor
when Thomas O. (Olic) Troescher,
former pojice lieutenant and un
successful candidate for commis
sioner at the November 8th elec
tion, objected. Mr. Troescher
questioned the manager’s power to
make such an appointment. He
contended that the commission
should meet, consider the vacancy
and itself decide on the appointee.
He expressed his desire to be
present at such a meeting.
Richard S. Horan, Commission
president, explained that the City
Charter provides that the mana
ger make the appointment, the ap
pointee being a head of a depart
ment. Furthermore, the charter
does not require the manager to
seek the commission’s approval of
the appointment. In announcing
his decision Mr. Carran, said
Horan, was informing them of Mr.
Binyon’s resignation and the fill
ing of the vacancy.
Further, Mr. Horan said, there
would be no meeting to discuss the
Troescher then insisted that the
commissioners be given an oppor
tunity to voice their opinions. Mr.
Walter S. Sutter, one of the suc
cessful candidates for re-election
November 8th, expressed himself
as satisfied with the appointment
as made by Mr. Carran. No ex
pression was voiced by the other
members of the commission.
Cuyahoga County Highway De
partment was granted permission
to clear ice and snow from Belvoir
blvd. this winter. Mr. Carran ex
plained that since the boulevard
passed through several east side
suburbs, the county felt a more
satisfactory clearance would result
if they did it. The county will
bear the expense of the winter’s
To permit The Austin Co. to
enlarge a building in the rear of
its Euclid ave. building, used for
research, the Commission ap
proved the action of the zoning
board permitting such an addition.
The long delayed ordinance regu
lating the sale of “comic books”
within the city was introduced.
President Horan questioned the
wording of the measure relative to
the age limit of violators and the
ordinance was referred back for
clarification on this point..
A. J. Budbill, operator of a
delicatessen, said there are 370
Special Offer
The dry cleaning shop at 1406
Hayden ave. near Shaw known as
Shaw-Hayden Cleaners had been
purchased by Mr. Nathan Rosen
field, a very pleasant-mannered
little white-haired man who has
been in the dry cleaning business
for more than 20 years.
To introduce himself to East
Clevelanders, Mr. Rosenfield is of
fering a combination dry cleaning
and shirt laundering special. Be
sure to see his ad elsewhere in this
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Here are shown Sgt. F. J. Hor
vath of the State Highway Depart
ment and Chief of Police H. S.
Weaver weighing a truck with the
city’s new load-a-meter equipment.
Sgt. Horvath has been in town for
a few days teaching members of
the East Cleveland police depart
ment how to use the new device
by which a truck’s load can be ac
curately determined.
Within a few days, states Chief
Weaver, the load-a-meter will go
into use as police officers test
weights of all trucks. Any vehicle
Copy Early
Binyon Resigns
That Post: Troescher Objects
Grant T. Apthorp. director of
finance, is the new vice-manager
for the City of East Cleveland,
having been appointed by City
Manager Chas. A. Carran. Mr.
Apthorp succeeds Edward A.
Binyon, law director, who has re
signed the post after having held
it for some twenty years.
so-called “comic books” being dis
tributed in the county by three dis
tributors, but that there were only
25 real “comic books’* in the lot.
He also said the new books added
to fill in for the 76 taken off
following the check in Cleveland,
were even worse than their pre
decessors, although under entirely
different names and along other
lines. Mr. Budbill indicated that ft
constant check must be maintained
by the municipality and the citi
zens to clean up the situation.
City s Future
Is Dependent
On Planning
‘East Cleveland tomorrow—what
will it be?”
This is one of the important
questions confronting East Cleve
landers, according to the discus
sion which marked the November
meeting of the East Cleveland
Community Council. From what
ever viewpoint the question was
presented, it was evident that there
is in the minds of Council but one
goal—a continued good place in
which to live.
The sum and substance narrow
ed down to the responsibility of
the residents for continued effi
cient government, good schools and
libraries, attractive living accom
modations and adequate transpor
The program, directed by Arthur
Townhill, chairman of the Council’s
City Planning committee, opened
with three historical sketches in
which John Walworth gave the
high points in the city’s 148 years’
to date,- Dr. William H. Harrison
told of the growth of the churches
and Mrs. Frank Baldau told of Lhe
educational progress.
An interesting deduction -was
made by Mr. Walworth. He held
that despite the changes which had
come about since the community
was founded.the people themselves
have not changed. He said they
are just as community minded,
just as neighborly and just as
ready to co-operate for the com
mon good, as ever. He pointed to
the meeting at hand, as an ex
Proctor Noyes, director of Re
gional Planning Commission com
mended the city on its zoning pro
gram and held that continued
zoning guidence is the answer to
this city‘s future.
The coming of rapid transit, he
said, will have a tremendous im
pact on the community. Statistics
quoted indicate an estimated 96,00o
passengers are expected to use the
Windermere rapid transit station
daily. This, he added, does not in
clude passengers who will come to
the station in their own automo
biles—only those who are to ba
transferred from feeder lines to
be added to those now operating
east of that point. The result will
be a complete change in that area.
At this point City Manager
Chas. A. Carran was asked whau
provision the city is making to
meet this* probable change. Hw
answered that the city's zoning
would guide all developments aside
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found to be overloaded will mean
an arrest for the truck’s driver.
At present the city is operating
under the state law in this matter,
and will do so until the city
enacts its own legislation along
the same line.
Overloaded trucks damage high
ways and pavements and for thia
reason the state designates the
amount of weight highways will
take. Weighing stations are dot
ted throughout the state, and with
the new portable device, it is pos
sible to set up a testing station
wherever it may be required.

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