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Business: 814 E. 15?nd St
Phnni* KLenville 14383
News: 14600 Euclid Ave.
Apt 30?
Bill Randle
Back Again
For Picnic
Every tick of the clock draws us
closer to that top-drawer fun
frolic, that gala day of the year,
East Cleveland’s own community
picnic on July 22nd.
Every tick of the clock draws
Prizes are ready, the perform
ers are ready, the picnic commit
tee is ready. Are you?
Come prepared for fun with one
of Cleveland’s first-ranking disc
jockeys, Bill Randle. He will hold
forth, loaded with tunes and trivia,
at the Log Cabin, fresh from his
stint at radio station WERE, where
he chalks up no less than six and
hours broadcasting per
No stubs will be accepted at the
platform on picnic night! All must
be deposited prior to drawing time
in specially designated receptacles
?n the Log Cabin.
It’s really just an old-fashioned
backyard picnic, this East Cleve
land day at Euclid Beach, one that
has mushroomed into something so
big and friendly it includes all your
next-door neighbors.
So get your picnic tickets, pack
your baskets, and we’ll be seeing
you at the beach a week from
Kiwanis Steak
Fry Monday At
Forest Hills
Steaks and fancy shirts will be
the order of the day when East
Cleveland Kiwanis holds its steak
fry, an annual event, in Forest
Hills Park on Monday, July 13th.
To lend plenty of color to an
already colorful affair, prizes will
be meted out for the best looking,
the loudest and according to the
Kiwanis bulletin, the “nuttiest”
shirt in the gathering.
Chef Don Fisher is expected to
assume personal culinary respon
sibility for the steaks.
Luncheon arrangements are in
the bands of Erv Wendt, Wayne
Blough, Lou DiVito, Earl Heising,
Bob Pow, Jack Rowlands, Harman
Warnke, Charles Valore, Al Yaeg
er, and Walter Dotterweich.
Fairytale Theatre
The well-known classic, “Tale of
Two Cities” will be presented in
two parts on Fairytale Theatre,
Sunday’s July 12 th and 19th,
over WGAR at 12:30 p. m.
Melvin Hart, 13904 Strathmore
ave., son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
H. Hart, will portray the part of
Jarvis Lorry.
Operation Safety
Deathless Days
prepared for fun on the
baseball, that is, as
played by the Little League and
those faithful stalwarts, the Ki
wanis and Exchange stars.
Come prepared for fun at “Doc”
Edwards’ auto show, at Roy Wise
cup’s relays and races, at Fred
Henderson’s concession stands, at
George Nelson’s grand finale, the
platform program.
Clamor for picnic tickets, as dis
pensed by merchants with pur
chases of 35 cents or more, has far
exceeded even the dreams of two
of the old guards of the picnic,
Dave Whale and Harry Martin,
ticket co-chairman.
Advance notice concerning ticket
stubs at the picnic is hereby posted
by General Chairman Ralph Kep
ner and his crew of indefatigable
East Cleveland business men who
yearly devote months of their time,
free and otherwise, to executing
the affair:
Be sure your
number isn't here
Volume No. XI—No. 28
1952 Polio
Attack Fatal
A polio patient at City Hospital
for 11 months, John B. Muntz who
was released only a week ago died
late Saturday in his home, 1312
East 134th st. His death was at
tributed to the effects of the polio
John, who was 16, was stricken
in July 1952 with bulbar polio.
For more than eight months he
was confined to an iron lung. His
improved condition resulted in his
being released from the hospital a
little over a week ago.
The son of Mrs. Catherine
Muntz, John was in Kirk Junior
High School when he became a
polio victim. He was a member of
the Sunday School of the First
Evangelical and Reformed Church
and was a graduate of Chambers
Elementary School.
Surviving him besides his moth
er are a sister, Mrs. Caroline E.
Macey and his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Laudenbach.
Resurfacing On
Euclid East Of
Lakeview Is Set
Agreement to share in the cost
of resurfacing a portion of Euclid
ave. in East Cleveland was voted
Monday afternoon at a meeting of
the Cuyahoga County Commission
Strip to be resurfaced extends
from the westerly limits of the
city at Lakeview rd. east to Beers
ford rd.
Of the estimated cost of $96,000
twenty-five per cent is to be
assumed by the county and twen
ty-five per cent by the City of
East Cleveland.
City officials expressed the hope
today that the remaining fifty per
cent would be contributed by the
state, although to date the state
has made no official or final com
mittment in the matter.
City Manager Charles A. Carran,
who attended the commission meet
ing Monday, said that it is hoped
that construction will begin on the
city’s main artery some time
Leaps To Death
At Police Station
A 41-year old Cleveland man
leaped to his death from a detec
tive bureau window of the East
Cleveland .Police Station, Monday
morning, while police were pre
paring to take identiscope pictures
of him.
Apprehended the night before
for tampering with a car on Bald
win ave., Alex Gurbis, 639 East
128th st., Cleveland, was seated on
a stool in the second-floor detective
bureau while Detective Fred
Schwendeman was preparing the
camera. Suddenly, according to
police, he dashed into the hallway
and then into the detective office.
Despite Schwendemen’s efforts
to stop him, Gurbis took a running
six-foot jump and dove headfirst
through the open window into the
street below.
He died two hours later at 12:20
p. m. in Huron Road Hospital. Ac
cording to reports, the victim had
been in ill health for some time.
Irish Sports
And Field Day
At Braeburn
The Sons and Daughters of Eire
will hold their 15th Annual Sports
and Field Day this Sunday, July
12th at Braeburn Park, 25000
Euclid ave. with all members and
friends invited to attend.
Co-chairman for this year’s big
event are Joseph Boland and Mike
Archibald who report that a full
day’s program will keep both
young and old thoroughly satis
There’ll be games, races and
contests for children, men and
women in the early afternoon with
the highlight of the day to be the
Tug of War plus a Gaelic Football
Game. The program is due to start
at 3:30 p. m.
Another feature of the Field
Day will be the appearance of
Msgr. Francis P. Johns, S.T.D.,
retreat master of St. Joseph’s
Retreat House, East 185th and
Lake Shore blvd. Msgr. Johns will
speak at 7:30 p. m. and has prom
ised to add a few Irish songs for
good measure.
Climaxing the all day event will
be Irish and American dancing to
the tunes of Tom McLaughlin’s
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William
A. Gallagher, 16007 Nelacrest rd.,
a boy, William John, on June 80th.
East Cleveland’s new street
markings for traffic on Euclid
ave. has helped considerably in
controlling vehicular movements
on the busy thoroughfare.
In the picture above, the inter
section of Euclid and Coit is shown
with directional arrows serving as
guides in three separate lanes. The
truck is standing in a left turn
lane clearly marked making it
easy for motorist to pick their
lanes. The other autos are in line
for continuing eastward.
Comments on the new traffic
markings have been very favorable
especially from envious out of
towners who marvel at the way a
few dabs of paint make the big
difference in traffic control.
Of course, there’s always the
smart driver who completely ig
nores the clear markings and in
variably causes confusion. How
ever, East Cleveland Police have
been on alert for these miscues and
one stop is enough to convince the
wanderers that itj?ay^to jBtajrJn
the right lane.
Bob Dale At
V' Canteen
Friday Nite
Junior High Canteen members
have a big red ring around July
10th on their calendars.
According to latest word from
the East Cleveland YWCA, which
sponsors these events, Bob Dale,
one of Cleveland’s favorite disc
jockeys, will be on hand to make
this a very extra-special occasion
for teen-agers gathering at the Y
house on Lee rd. that night. Hours
are 7 to 11 p. m.
Master of ceremonies will be
Danny Gyure. Scheduling the com.
mittees is Geraldine Beyvl. Janet
Stillinger, canteen committee chair
man, is concentrating on refresh
ments, and Mary Margaret Hull
on publicity and posters.
Refreshments will be “special”,
too, so the admission fee, of neces
sity, has to be “upped” to 20 cents
for the evening’s fun. Two dimes
plus your YM or YW membership
card is all you need.
A regular Canteen session is
planned for the following Friday,
July 17th, but a week later on July
24th another “special” date is being
arranged, which will be announced
Wounded In Korea
In Korea on his second assign
ment, young Weathers is with the
17th Infantry Regiment, Company
Lawn Fete July 15
Maintaining that “one day in the
country is worth a month in town”
Hilltop Garden Club members are
forsaking their natural habits for
a day of picnicing with Mrs.
George E. Maxim at her summer
home, Deer Hill, near Chesterland.
Wednesday, July 15th is the day.
Baked ham is on the menu for
the 1 o’clock luncheon, with guests
bringing their own place settings
and a small salad. Informal cos
tumes are a “must”, since a treas
ure hunt will follow.
Mrs. Maxim will be assisted by
Mrs. Norman O. Keimerdinger,
Mrs. Charles W. Marsh, and Mrs.
Elmer F. Wolfs.
Blanket Too
Hot For Hot
Car Driver
Corp. Robert C. Weathers,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C.
Weathers of 1240 Bender ave., was
wounded in action in Korea on
the Fourth of July.
His parents were notified of
their son’s accident Tuesday even
ing in a telegram from the Secre
tary of the Army. The wire stated
that Corp. Weathers had sustained
flesh wounds on the right side of
the head by artillery fire, while
attacking the opposing forces.
It was really a “hot” Fourth, in
the truest sense of the word, for
one 16-year old youth involved in
a two-car accident here on the
recent holiday night.
Answering a call to proceed to
Euclid ave. and Forest Hills blvd.,
Patrolmen William Baker and
Robert E. Hall of the East Cleve
land Police force found two cars
involved in a traffic accident, but
only one driver.
Onlookers informed police that
the second had fled the scene.
Closer scrutiny of the 1941 Buick
sedan on the scene disclosed, how
ever, that contrary to public opin
ion, the driver had not disap
He was huddled under a thick
wool blanket in the back seat of
the car.
Taken to headquarters, Edward
Worrells finally admitted under
questioning that he had been driv
ing the Buick, reported stolen that
afternoon on Payne ave. in Cleve
Worrells, whose Cleveland ad
dress is 11445 Carolina ave., will
be charged in Juvenile Court. Ac
cording to police reports, he crash
ed the light at the intersection and
hit another car driven by Elaine
I. Friedman of Avon Lake.
Gets Scholarship
Alan M. Singerman, of 1267
East I25th st., East Cleveland, has
been awarded a freshman compe
titive scholarship by the University
of Pennsylvania, it is announced
by the University at Philadelphia.
Singerman, a graduate of Shaw
High School, East Cleveland, will
enter the University’s Wharton
School of Finance and Commerce.
The scholarship award was based
on the results of College Entrance
Board examinations.
ast Cleveland Leader
Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP in Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal in Euclid
Thursday, July 9, 1953 East Cleveland, Ohio
New Lanes Keep Traffic Moving
City Gets Safety Award
An impressive gold-lettered ma
hogany placque, testifying that
East Cleveland placed second in
the entire state in the 1952 Ohio
Safety Contest for cities between
25,000 and 50,000 population, now
hangs on the wall of Police Chief
H. S. Weaver’s office in City Hall.
First award ever received by the
city (there have been several pre
vious citation for safety), it was
presented informally to Mr. Weav
er on June 30th by William J.
Knight of Columbus, traffic safety
adviser for the division of traffic
and safety, Department of High
ways. Mr. Knight is pictured above,
at left, presenting the placque to
Mr. Weaver.
This recognition is awarded by
the Ohio Traffic Safety Council of
the Ohio Highway Department.
Fire Chief
Issues A
A word of warning and advice
to East Clevelanders who are in
stalling air conditioning units in
their homes during these torrid
days is issued this week by Chief
of the East Cleveland Fire Depart
ment, Fred W. Lange.
“Be certain that the wiring into
the base plug is heavy enough to
carry that extra load of current,”
cautions Mr. Lange.
“We recently have had several
small fires caused by installation
of wire that is much too flimsy.
In some cases the only precaution
taken is installation of a larger
fuse. Neither of these methods is
safe. Fire inevitably results,
caused by wires within the walls
Opens Office
Dr. William Linnert and his wife
Betty have returned from Detroit,
Mich, where Dr. Linnert has been
engaged in the practice of den
He has opened his office at 2624
Noble rd.
13,750 Circulation Guaranteed
Shaw Class 46
Reunion July 18th
Plans were announced today
for a Reunion by the June, 1946
Class of Shaw High School with
the event to take place at Lake
Shore Country Club on Saturday,
July 18th.
All members of the class are
invited to attend the gala event
which will include dinner and
dancing in the main ballroom.
Reservations and information
can be had by calling Donna
Price Giles at GL. 1-3733 or
Betty Morgan McNall at
Post 163 Blues
Top Standings
In CBF Leagues
The East Cleveland Blues,
resenting American Legion
163 in the Cleveland Class E
League posted their fourth vic
tory of the season to maintain the
best record of five local teams par
ticipating in CBF Leagues.
Pacing the Blues to their fourth
win this year was Bob Fish who
banged out three four-baggers and
batted in seven runs as his team
mates chalked up a 11-2 verdict
over the Musials. On the mound
for the Post 163 baseballers was
Jerry Green who held the losers.
On Saturday, Fish hurled a one
hitter, struck out 14 while Jack
Hanson posted four hits in four
attempts to spearhead a 14-1 tri
umph over St. Wendelins.
The East Cleveland Merchants
Class entry split even in games
last week-end, toppling the Rookies
4-3 as Carl Hurd tossed a four
hitter and fanned 11. Going into
the eighth inning, the Rookies held
a 3-2 lead until John Abazio
singled home the tying run for the
Merchants and later scored
Sunday the Merchants ran
stiff competition as the East
Nash nine took an 8-3 victory
starting off the first inning with
five big runs. The Merchants have
a record of three wins and two de
feats in games played to date in
Class C.
Class competition found the
Braves in fine form as they evened
their season record at 2-2 by down
ing the Eagles 5-4. The victory
margin came in the last inning
when Phil Race slapped a single
to center sending home a tie
breaking run after two men had
been retired.
Still seeking their first victories
of the year are the Viking Temp
lars and Musials, both playing in
Class E.
Shaw Playground
Gets New Look
Playground notes from Shaw
New asphalt volley ball, bad
minton, and aerial tennis courts
will open at Shaw Field next
week, just as soon as the neces
sary poles can be installed, ac
cording to City Recreation Di
rector Roy Wisecup.
Of special interest to boys and
girls ten years old and under is
the story hour, a daily afternoon
feature at the field at 3:30, with
Tom Meinhardt, playground
supervisor, in charge.
Word, is out, too, that tourna
ments are in the offing for all
zelball, aerial tennis and check
ers enthusiasts, and that in
quiries about them may be di
rected to Mr. Meinhardt. The
play-offs, which consume about
three weeks’ time, will be organ
ized on a round-robin basis and
are tentatively slated to begin
the last week in July.
Pass State Exams
Four East Clevelanders received
notifications last week that they
were among forty-two applicants
from the Greater Cleveland area
to successfully pass the Ohio State
Dental Board examinations given
in June for potential dentists and
dental hygienists.
Three local men whose names
appear on the board’s list of dent
ist^ are Robert M. Phelps, 2233
Mount Vernon blvd. Harvey C.
Behner, 1781 Lockwood ave. and
Walter Yankovich, 1759 Eddy rd.
Miss Joann Greenwood, 13512
Graham rd., qualified in the dental
hygiene examination.
Rotary At Work
Rotary Club of East Cleveland,
normally meeting on Wednesdays
in the Tudor Arms Hotel, is gath
ering on Saturday, July 11th,
Brecksville Girl Scout Camp
continue improvements on one
their pet service projects.
Recent birth at Huron Road
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William
A. Haag, 1850 East 134th st, a
girl, Barbara Jean, on June 28th.
Garden Type
Hearings were continued on two
re-zoning appeals, one for a motel
on Euclid ave., and the other for
garden-type apartments on Nela
crest rd., at a meeting of the Zon
ing Board of Appeals on Monday
morning in City Hall.
Continued until the board’s
meeting next Tuesday, July 14th,
at 9 a. m. was the request for a
zoning change of the Nelacrest
apartment site, where it is plan
ned to erect two two-story build
ings housing 65 suites of four and
five rooms each, all with living
rooms overlooking the lake. Each
suite will have outside ventilation.
Plans for the project also include
an extensive playground and park
ing facilities.
While Elsa C. Berg is on vaca
tion, please call your news to
Elizabeth McMillen, MU. 1-1409.
Deadline for all news is Tues
day, but it is wise not to wait
too late to get your item in.
W’ritten notices should be ad
dressed to 14600 Euclid ave.
Mother s Guild
Plans August
Garden Party
Summer heat and vacations fail
to halt the plans for a second an
nual garden party by members of
St. Joseph Mothers’ Guild.
This affair will be held on Thurs
day afternoon, August 20th, on
the spacious lawns of the Marianist
Faculty House at East 185th st.
and the lake.
Its purpose is an informal wel
come to the guild extended to
mothers of new students of the
boys’ school. Rev. Father Louis J.
Wiesner, S.M., principal of St.
Joseph and Moderator of the
mothers* guild, will be host on
this occasion.
Members of the Marianist Com
munity, which staffs St. Joseph
School, will also attend to get
acquainted with the future guild
members. Mrs. Henry Bollam and
Mrs. Bernard L. Sternberg are co
chairmen of the party. Hostesses
from various parishes will assist.
New chairmen of various stand
ing committees of the guild are
now beginning their duties. Chair
men of the Ways and Means
Committee are Mrs. 'William Jo
seph Hildebrand and Mrs. Henry
Bollam Mrs. George Baka and
Mrs. Michael Fadden are co-chair
men of the Hospitality Committee
Mrs. William Ruic of Wickliffe will
be co-chairman of publicity in the
Lake County area, assisting
Eugene Kelly, chairman of
Second Union
Service Sunday
Sermon topic for the second
service in the summer Union Wor
ship schedule, planned annually
by the Windermere Presbyterian,
The East Cleveland Baptist
Church, and the East Cleveland
Congregational Church, will be
“A Prisoner of God” and will be
given by the minister of the Con
gregational Church, the Rev.
Earle C. Hochwald.
This service takes place in the
Winderemere Presbyterian Church,
corner of Windermere st. and Eu
clid ave., at 11 a. m. on Sunday,
July 12th. Music will be furnished
by the Presbyterian choir.
Mr. Hochwald, who serves as
guest preacher for the first three
Sundays on the union schedule,
has grouped his sermons and fol
lows a similar pattern with the
July 19th service, when he speaks
in the same church on “The Com
passion of God”. His topic last
Sunday was “The Book of Jonah”.
The services continue in the
other two churches through
tember 6th.
Contest Extended
Originally it was announced
that the winner of the Leader
Baseball Caption Contest would
be announced this week.
Due to unforseen circum
stances, the announcement is be
ing held over a week.
A winner was selected but it
was learned that the entry was
submitted by a non-East Cleve
lander. We might add that the
caption was good and it read
“Good eye umpl—now take it out
and polish it!”
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Haymond
H. Kubach, 14715 Terrace rd., a
boy, Jeffrey Raymond, on June
MU. 1-1409
Zoning Board Continues
Hearings On New Motel
Additional details as to drain
age and surfacing the parking lot
and minor construction details will
be compiled by the architect,
George Burrows, and co-owners of
the land, Herman Shore and Joseph
Vymtalil and presented next Tues
Zoning changes for the apart
ment site are actually necessary
only in the case of one portion of
a strip of land facing Terrace rd.
The buildings are to be erected on
the west side of Nelacrest.
Hearing on the zoning appeal
to permit erection of the Euclid
ave. motel was continued until
some future date.
If approved, this structure, oc
cupying a site 100 feet on the
north side of Euclid opposite Hast
ings ave., would be the second
motel in East Cleveland. The other
is located at 15740 Euclid ave. H.
Maxwell White is the architect for
both buildings.
Several property owners and
business men, whose establish
ments are adjacent to the pro
posed motel, voiced objections on
the ground threat it would be in
jurious to their interests. The
board explained the building was
to be an apartment-type nature
with the parking lot confined to
the easterly section of the land.
VFW Post 1500
Picnic Sunday
VFW Post 1500, in keeping with
its custom, invites all members and
friends to its picnic to be held
Sunday, July 12th at Mosher’s
Grove on Miner rd. off Highland
Follow the 1500 signs. For those
who have no car a shuttle servico
can be arranged from the Post at
18403-Euclid to the picnic grounds.
•The picnic will be an old fash
ioned family basket type affair,
however there will be hot dogs
and ice cream, coffee and pop.
The ball game and races will
start promptly at 2 p. m.
Installed Grand
Treasurer Of
Rainbow Girls
Miss Carol Jane Sinclair, 858
Nela View rd., was installed Grand
Treasurer of the State of Ohio at
the 22nd Grand Assembly of Rain
bow for Girls held in Cincinnati,
June 25, 26 and 27.
Carol Jane is Past Worthy Ad
visor of Windermere Assembly No.
7 Order of the Rainbow Girls.
Miss Joanne Vyse, 16_ 5 Nela
View rd., Past Grand Worthy Ad
visor of the State of Ohio, also
Past Worthy Advisor of Winder
mere Assembly, was the installing
The Mother Advisor, Mrs.
Charles Vyse, 16305 Nela View rd.,
accon id about forty girls to
the cc..._ .ion, assisted by Mrs. H.
Staples, 4004 Delmore rd., and
Mrs. R. Witter, 14626 Ardenall
Miss Jean Witter, 146°* Arde-‘
nail ave., lead the Wi ermere
Drill Team to second place in the
State competition. The Drill Mast
er, Mr. Fred Baleam, 14207 Coit
rd., was presented with a gift in
apprecia n of his efforts with
the team.
This is the second eup Winder
mere Assembly has won in Stats
you will get tickets for
Bring the family and as you
register you will get tickets for
free ice cream and pop for the
Joe Eckels and Post Commander
Ralph Heidinger have arranged a'
full day of entertainment. There
will be a ball game, races and
sports of all kinds. The Junior
Band will be there to furnish
music and there will be dancing
later on.
es well as balloons and
Senior Vice Commander

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