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Mail Addresses Business: 814 East 152nd Street Phone* GLenville 1-4383 News: 14500 Euclid Avenue Apt. 302 City Defines Motel: Amends Its Zoning Amendments defining motels, establishing side wall setbacks and lot areas were adopted by the City Comission Tuesday eevning, upon recommendation of the Zoning Foard of Appeals. The amend ments later will also be incorpo rated in the motel ordinance which the city is in the process of writ ing. A review of the zoning ordi nance, in the light of the proposed motel measure, it is stated, indi cated the need for these amend ments. What is the city’s definition of today’s hostelry for the accommo dation of transient visitors? Here it is: “A motel is a non-combustible building at least two stories high, with parking facilities as required by this ordinance, con taining not less than thirty guest rooms or apartments or combinations thereof, each of which has a complete bathroom with toilet, lavatory and tub or shower facilities and each of which may have facilities for a kitchenette or kitchen, and ip designed, used or intended wholly or in part for the accom modation of transient guests.” Lot areas, under the amendment, must not be less than 600 square feet for each guest room, apart ment or combination thereof while the matter of side wall setbacks is regulated in this wise: Sidewalls having windows must be set back 25 percent of the height of the wall, while blank walls may be on the lot line or in variance, depend ing on the zoning of abutting propertied. The commission set Tuesday, September 6th as £he date* for the hearing on the proopsed 1956 budget. Finance Director G. T. Apthorp explained that with in definite figures available on antici pated incomes it had been difficult to set up the budget which carries a total general fund expenditure of an estimated $1,064,000. The 1955 general fund expenditure is expected to reach $1,213,000,- I THIS I i THAT i tn East Cleveland If there is one thing Our Town could well do without it is Litter bugs, unnecessarily noisy trucks and horn-sounding wedding motor cades. Seen over a General Store in Vermont: “Dry Goods—Wet Goods —Can Goods”. Vacations should provide new and interesting experiences. Our New Hampshire beach vacation this summer fulfilled that antici pation in a most satisfying manner. One of these happy times was a typical New England Saturday night supper, sponsored by the Rye Fire Department and served in their brand new $33,000 build ing. Equipment had been rolled out in front for the evening. The department boasts the oldest piece of fire equipment in active service in the U.S.A. It’s a four cylinder Federal engine, open truck, proudly boasting its age— 1915—on its side panels in figures all can see. The children had a gay time climbing into the seat and vigorously ringing the bell, with no one to say them “nay.” We asked Fire Chief Abbott Drake how the department is alert ed in case of a fire. It’s very simple, he explained, the call goes to “central” and as a community service she alerts most of the 60 volunteers. One paid driver is al ways on duty, around the clock in eight-hour shifts. Their new alarm system, said Chief Drake, cost about $7,000. -Their area stretches seven miles up and down the beach and ap proximately three and a half miles inland, mostly hamlets. Much of the equipment is earned by the department. Across the rear of the new building is a large room for town meetings—and so cial affairs, the latter adding dol lars to their treasury while offer ing residents and visitors a mighty good supper or some other form of entertainment, depending on the season. Just a word about the meal. It was served by Four girls. The dishes were new, in a lovely shade of green, making for an attractive and inviting table. We are grateful to our kind neighbors who were our hosts that evening. Having grown up in a small town where everyone went to all the church or lodge or “what have you” suppers, thia was all the mono enjoyable. saw hLij t.a Al Singer returns as choreogra pher. The pictures which the Leader will carry next week and the week* after will be taken by Tarquin photographer Jack Tomcho What will it be like? This is the question that comes to the mind of every student enter ing a new school for the first time. The question is answered for new East Clevelanders with Shaw Day, held prior to the opening of the fall term each year to acquaint new students with the school, its educational plant, its activities, its recreational opportunities, and, most important the traditions that have come down through the years. Wayne C. Blough, principal at Shaw is sending out letters to all new enrollees—and the invitation goes also for any not As yet en rolled—to come to Shaw High School at 9:00 a. m. Thursday, Sep tember 2nd, for a two hour period. Named To Fenn Iff *r & Appointment of East Cleveland resident Dr. Walter R. Van Voor his as chairman of the Fenn Col lege Mathematics Department was announced today by President G. Brooks Earnest. The appointment headed the list of promotions and new faculty assuming their duties September 1st. Dr. Van Voorhis, a Fenn pro fessor since 1941, succeeds Pro fessor Marion B. Tolar, who re signed last month. Van Voorhis holds a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State College. He lives at 838 Caledonia rd. Prove, “It’s Never Too Late To Learn” I fl r'V-’ I-* i Tarquin First Non-Professional To Produce Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" When the curtain goes up on “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” at Kirk Auditorium Friday, Septem ber 9th, this perennial favorite will be making theatrical history. The East Cleveland showing will be the first time the original show will have been played by a non-pro fessional group. And the prnup? None other than East Clev .nil’s five-year-old Tarquin Players! Veterans of other years and a few newcomers will direct, stage and “do” this 1955 production as it has been done from the very first. ,■, vt'*' w I K •/V’T ■.'iff, 1. »•,- whose sister Ann, by the way, is making her debut with the cast this year. A newcomer, Marge Riel, will sing two top favorites, “Bye Bye Baby” and “Chili” the first with Jack Walsh, and the second with Phil Tracci, both long time Tar quins. At rehearsals despite the heat are Sally Dunn, who also does publicity, Judy Keller, Bob Byth way, Dick Small, Nancy Magnus son, Dave Davis, Gloria Marvin, Donna Renten, Al Zanvie, Joyce Sabrack and John Kline. Dave Jekman and Roger Hav ranek will direct the music written by Jule Styne. The book for the play is by Anita Loos and Joe L. Fields, and the lyrics by Leo Robin. It's Open House Next Friday For September Newcomers To Shaw High Entrance will be the auditorium door, the second door from Euclid ave. Jack Rowan, president of the Shaw Student Council will wel come new school mates in behalf of the council. Mr. Blough will talk about the school, its curricum, its regulations, and what is expected of a Shaw student. Later the Dean of Boys, Grant Kibble, who is also the- assistant principal, meets with boys and Miss Lucille Provo, dean of girls, meets with the girls to discuss schedules and offer further in structions. Then, together the newcomers will be taken on a tour of the buildings that make up Shaw High School, the old Academy building, the added Tech and the last word addition, Shaw gymnasium. Dur ing this tour the students can spot their own classrooms, the cafeteria, the library, the swimming pool and the Cardinal’s Nest and get an idea of how to get through the labrynth of corridors. To really extend a “glad hand” Shaw Canteen announces a dance for that evening, with the welcome mat out to all new students. Can teen dance hours are 8:30 to 12. The tag is a quarter for stag and 85c for a couple. Landlady Minus License Is Fined For operating a rooming housa without a permit, Mrs. Mirta C. Carretero, 1252 East 142nd st., was fined $100 and costs Saturday, August 17th. by Stanton Addams, judge of the municipal court. The charge was filed by Sgt. Fred Mc Gill, rooming house inspector. Under the rooming house ordi nance, a permit is required for more than two roomers. The de fendant had exceed edthat number. It's A Girl Mr. and Mrs. Lee McMillen of Beach City, Ohio, announce the arrival of their first child, a girl, born Sunday, August 21st, at Mas sillon City Hospital. The little lady, who weighed seven pounds seven ounces, is named Deorah Lynn. ’T-5'V jAV- East Cleveland Leader Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP In Northeast Cleveland and The Newsjournal in Euclid Volume No. 14—Issue No. 34 East Cleveland, Ohio 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed Thumday, August 25, 1955 m- 4 A*"'**' 15/^ a tty, The Adult Classes of the Shaw Pool Learn- to- Swim campaign ended on a successful note as each of the adults tried their skills in the American Red Cross Beginners Test last week. Mary Ann Shively and Marianne Rothhaas, the instructors of these classes were well pleased as they watched the excellent progress the twenty-eight highly motivated stu dents had made. The adult program consisted of two evening lessons a week for a period of four weeks. In the four week period the group completed the American Red Cross course for beginners (and we might add— with flying colors). Now that the progr*m hr* the adult group hloc. rig forward to next year with confidence in the old adage—“It’s never too late to learn.” Making up the first adult class at the Shaw Pool are the two groups here pictured. Their com mon answer to the question: “How are you enjoying it?”, was “It’s wonderful!” or “This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.” Reading left to right, the swim mers in one group line up along the pool fence: Miss Rachel Clark, 13114 East 141st st. Mrs. Miriam Reed and her husband, Brooks Reed, 1829 VanBuren Mrs. Merion Donaldson, 14604 Alder ave. Mrs. Dorah Barry, 1653 Byron rd. Mrs. Ruth Cheek, 1736 Page ave. Mrs. Anne Wilkinson, 884 Greyton rd. Miss Rose Mary Brezovec, 1921 Taylor rd. Miss Bettie Bruce, 14409 Doan ave. Mi$s Gertrude Wilkinson, 884 Greyton rd. The instructor is Miss Marianne Rothhaas. The second class listens as Miss Mary Ann Shively, instructor, gives last minute instructions prior to a new stroke, to: (Left to right), Miss Louisa Rusnack, 13318 Shaw ave. Miss Rosalie Cummings, 13824 Fernwood Miss Camille Cummings, 13724 Fernwood Miss Marie McNoldy, 13407 Fifth ave. Joseph Miklich, 1712 Holyoke Miss Joanne Hoffman, 1690 East 133rd st. Miss Rosalie Hoffman, 1690 East 133rd st. Mrs. Frances Dreifort, 14220 Savannah and Mrs. Carolyn Stephens, 14017 Savannah. Truck Driver Is Accident Victim In Huron Road Hospital with contussions of the head and spine is Walter Hicks of 2415 East 89th st. Hicks was injured at 8 a. m. Wednesday when the truck he was driving east on Euclid ave. was struck at the Euclid-Noble inter section by an auto driven by Ter rance Meakin of 402 East 48th st. Meakin was charged with failure to yield the right of way. Receives Degree Among the successful applicants taking the State Bar Examination are the following East Cleveland ers: Robert A. Kehres, 16308 Nela view Frank R. McKnight, 1721 Chapman Edwin Z. Singer, 1585 Coventry Carmen J. Milano, 14015 Superior. Among those receiving their master’s degree at commencement exercises at Ohio State University Friday, August 26th, will be Leonard Visci, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Visci, 1266 East 152nd st. Mr. Visci, who is the assistant principal at Delaware Willis High School, Delaware, Ohio, has en rolled at OSU for work toward a doctor’s degree. Local Voter Registration September 20 A special registration day for East Clevelanders will be held at East Cleveland City Hall on Tues day, September* 20th. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. To qualify as an elector in the general election this fall, one has to be at least 21 years of age on or before November 8th have been a resident of the state at least one year before that date and a resident of the precinct and county at least 40 days before November 8th. Persons who have changed their name or changed their address since they last voted, or who have failed to vote within the past two years must register. City Defers Zone Request: Asks For "Specific" Plan Pending specific information as to the nature of the business to occupy the premises, the Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday morning continued a request for a change of zoning of the building at 16359 Euclid ave. Formerly a theatre, the building has been occupied temporarily by the Bailey Meter Co. Prospective purchasers, the A. B. Smythe Co., through their vice president, D. W. Wells, requested the change from a non-conforming U3 (local retail) use to a non-con forming U5 (industrial) use. The property and adjoining areas were formerly U5 but this particular property was later changed to a. U3. As is the case time and again in an older community, the question of a garage becomes a problem. The board granted the request of James L. Fox, contractor, to erect a cement block, hooded garage at 11343 Graham rd., with a slight variance in order to get the ga rage in the best location. Granted was a transfer of a rooming ho-'se license from Mrs. Bully 'Heckulman,' 1904 Knowles ave., to the new owner of the property, Mrs. Donald Hull. Request of Hayden Avenue Bap tist Church to construct a tem porary fire-proof wall at the rear of the proposed new church was granted. Plans call for an addi tion to the building at this point at some future date. Discussion revealed that there is ample open space to the rear of the proposed structure. The bbard also granted two slight modifications in the original plan. Patrol Captains At Instruction Camp Three East Cleveland pupils will be among the 79 enrollees attend ing the Seventh Annual School Safety Patrol Officers Training Camp from Sunday, August 28th, through Saturday, September 3rd at Camp Cheerful. During mornings the patrols will receive training in school crossing, bicycle, and school bus safety, and similar subjects. Afternoons will be devoted to sports, games and handicrafts. The East Cleveland students patrol captains attending will be: Russell Croucher, 14, of W. H. Kifk Jr. High School Larry Fulmer, 11, of Chambers School and Susan Taylor, 11, of Superior School. On their return these leaders will brief their respective corps of Safety Patrol members. The Officers Training Camp is part of the Cleveland Automobile Club’s Safety Patrol program which last year aided school au thorities with the activities of nearly 400 Patrols outside the Cleveland School System, which has its own Patrol organization. Trench Cave-In Damages Street Hillsboro rd. is barricaded as the result of damage in the construc tion of the Hilltop Sanitary sewer, a county sanitation project. While working on Hillsboro, where the sewer crosses Belvoir, a trench gave way and caused a few inches slide of the pavement and some damage to the curbing. Haddad Construction Co. of Co lumbus are doing the work. Tickets Ready For ECBA Stag Clambake Tickets for tha_East Cleveland Business Association clambake to be held Wednesday, September 28th are available from members of the committee, Frdd Henderson, 1311 Hayden Harry Martin, 1376 Hayden Tony Tomsic 1811 Hay den and Al Cutler, 12910 Ehclid ave. Bud Marsh la serving the bake. FOP Honors Baxter Captain Edwin C. Polk of the East Cleveland Police Department presents a retirement badge to David Baxter who is concluding 28 years of service with the de partment. The presentation fea tured the last Tuesday night meet ing of the Fraternal Order of Police, at which FOP Associates were also guests. With a record of 28 years of efficient service as a member of the East Cleveland Police Depart ment, David Baxeter resigned Aug ust 22nd. He was appointed a patrolman January 6th, 1927 and Promote Jennrich To Sergeant Rank A member of the East Cleveland Police Department since March 16, 1948, Milton Jennrich has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. The promotion was made by City Manager Chas. A. Carran from the list of the Civil Service Commis sion as the result of a recent com petitive examination. Mr. Jennrich has been detailed to the detective bureau since Sep tember, i: 54. A graduate of Lincoln High School the new sergeant has at tended thr special Law Enforce nt Co .! _es for police officers at Western Reserve University. Prior to going on the force, he served four years as a paratrooper, part of which service was in the Far East. Married and the father of two sons, Garry, 8, and Ronald, 9, the Jennrichs reside at 26150 Oriole ave., Euclid. Fifth Shaw High Alumni Re-Union The fifth reunion of Shaw Alum ni—an event always held on the Friday of the first weekend after Labor Day—will again be held at Mentor-on-the-Lake. Chief purpose of this get-to gether to a good time with old friends, explains Marty Loftus, but the by-product is an attempt to build a fund to be used at some future date as a loan fund for Shaw Alumni attending college. The first dance profits, $289, were used for a bronze plaque in memory of Miss Josephine Barn aby and M. C. Dietrich, former principals at Shaw. Profits of the next three reunions amounted to $692.25, which with interest of $34.07 now totals $726.27 on de posit in the East Cleveland Sav ings & Loan Co. Trustees of this fund are John Walworth, James Bernier and Dr. Marty Loftus. Word from the committee is: “Don’t miss this chance to visit with former school mates. Get your crowd together and be there. The hours are 9 to 1:00, Friday, September 9th. Patron Gifts Next In Uniform Drive Operation Uniform this week turns the spotlight on Patron Gifts to the drive to secure new uniforms for Shaw High Band members. The Patron plan offers a range of contributions ranging from $8.25 for one of two package deals, to $74.60 for complete uni form. James Bateman, Operation Uni form committee member lists the various Patron opportunities as follows: Accessory package: Group 1—hat and gloves, $8.25. Accessory Group 2—belt, spats, citation cord, $9.85. Trousers, $18.50. Coat, $38.00. Full uniform, $74.60. Checks should be made out to Shaw Band Fund and mailed to E. M. Preston, 15810 Hazel rd. Operation Uniform-Patrons will hold forth until September 9-10 when Divisions Operation Snow Shovel and Operation Gas Station go into action at the Euclid-Lee Sinclair station. r*. was detailed a member of the de tective bureau on December 1,1946. For 21 of his 28 years in the department, Mr. Baxter served as secretary of its pension fund, first under the State Police and rire Association where he had been a vice president, and later under its successor, the present Police and Fire Pension Fund System. During his ten years as a detec tive he worked on all important cases, including the Koogle murder case. Among his experiences as an officer of the law, Detective Baxter recalls that in 1934 he shot one, captured a second and the third of a trio of hold-up men escaped. He was cruising alone when he inter cepted a Cleveland police radio call for the hold-up at Wade Park and East 118th st. Relaying the message to his own department and calling for assistance. Baxter was still standing guard alone as the trio rushed from the store. Failing to heed his “Halt,” he shot. One man fell. Baxter cap tured the second. The third es caped. Later the officer testified at the hearing for the men. A few years ago police had been alerted due to a series of apart ment robberies. On Hayden ave. Officer Baxter arrested a man wanted in New York for burglary and larceny charges. The arrest cleared 24 house j'i here, as well. In addition to rtve.ving the usual retirement badge presented retiring officers, Mr. Baxter was also the recipient of a radio. This presen tation was made by the dean of the department, Lieut. Albert Yar house. Mr. Baxter resides at 16319 Nelaview, and is now enjoying a vacation. He has not announced any future plans. Shaw Shuttles, graduate lists, the telephone book. These are the tools as Case Sprenkle, Betsy Townsend and Jim Snavely dig in on a tough assignment: getting to day’s addresses of former Shaw school mates, who will be casting their first ballot this fall. Case, Betty and Jim are eager to have their former school mates receive a copy uf the Voter Primer which the League of Women Voters has Have you had a birthday this year A special one your twenty-first to be exact? The League of Women Voters of East Cleveland would like to know for it is planning to recognize this milestone in the experience of young East Clevelanders by pre senting each bran’ new voter with a copy of the League booklet, “The Voter’s Primer.” It will also pro vide additional information on local registration and absentee v Mrs. Kenneth D. Scott, 1J7-4 Brewster rd., Voters Service chair man, called her committee together last Tuesday to complete the com pilation of a mailing list of young people who have become twenty one since the last election or who will be twenty-one before Novem i ber Sth. Mrs. Hamilton Beatty, 15128 Terrace rd., M**i. P^”mond Sprenkle, 2149 Rey ., and Mrs. F. W. Baldau, 13422 Lambert rd. are members of the committee. This project was env ed when the three assisting comiu.itee wom en realised that their sons would CALL NEWS to PO. 1-3378 "Watch Tree" City Warns Elm Owners Owners of elm trees are b*sng cautioned to watch their es closely for the first signs of wilt ing. The warning comes from Wil liam L. Robertson of the city’s Forestry Department who reports the loss this summer of 40 of its 2200 city owned elms, the heaviest one-season toll since the city inaugurated its war against the Dutch Elm Disease in 1946. The attack of tiny elm in bark beetles which spread a deadly fungus is a growing menace. Once a tree has Dutch Elm Di sease, there is no known cure for it, according to the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture. The first sign if infection comes on a limb usually near the top of the tree. The limb takes on an un-natural up-twist and the leaves turn yellow. In all cases where the city learns of possibly infected trees, cuttings are sent to the Ohio State Agricultural Experi mental Station in Wooster. If the test reveals the disease, the tree is ordered cut down, promptly. Property owners are given five days in which to cut down the* trees and remove all bark from its stump. City owned trees are as promptly attended to. The urgency of action is to avoid the spread of the disease to healthy trees, since this particular beetle breeds only in diseased elm wood. For this same reason no cut in fected wood should be go into the family woodpile, nor should elm wood be accepted for firewood. Mr. Robertson also stated that the city has had full cooperation from private elm tree owners dur ing its now seven-year-old war against the Dutch Elm Disease, making it possible to better control the situation, locally. Miss Irene Beatty Dies In Oil City Miss M. Irene Beatty, for yearn assistant librarian at the East Cleveland Public Library, died August 16th at her sister’s home in Oil City. She had been ill a long time. Because of failing health, Miss Beatty retired in September, 1953. She was widely known in Greater Cleveland and was especially popu lar among the readers xt the li brary and will be missed by a large circle of friends. Search For New Voters S&jMr sen? Wit be casting their first ballots this November. It seemed important that every young adult in our town be reminded of this precious pri vilege and duty. And so, by start ing with the Shaw High School Shuttle and by enlisting co-opera tive members of the graduating classes of 1952, the mailing list has been made to grow. Mrs. Scott makes this plea to each East Cleveland family: If you have a twenty-one year old in your family or in the armed services, whose name may have been missed, because the family has moved, or because the boy or girl did not attend or finish at Shaw High School, won’t you call please Mrs. Scott at FA 1-5441 or send her the name and address on a tai card. A copy of the Voter’s Placer and the added information material will be mailed pronto as a gift to each new voter whose name and address the League can discover. The telephone numbers of the Voter’s Service committee are: Mrs. Sprenkle, KE 1-2551 Mrs. Baldau, LI 1-6574 Mrs. Beatty, GL 1-3835. The League of Women Voters reminds to call or write promptly since registration for East Cleve land closes on 4 nber r“’h. By the way, ir owu iogis tration in good o: r? There will be a registration at East Clevelar i city Ha’l on Tu.e. day, Sf ^ember 20th. The hours will be om 10 a. m. to 2 p. n. and from 4 p. m. to 9 p. m.