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Addresses Business: 814 East 152nd Street Phones Glenville 1*4383 Newst 14600 Euclid Avenue Apt. 302 Best Swim Year Yet At Shaw Pool Six hundred students were en rolled in the six-week Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program at Shaw Pool. Classes were held for stu dents in Junior and Senior Life Saving, Advanced Swimmers, Swimmers, Intermediates, Adult Beginners and Beginners, as well as a clinic type class conducted in Synchronized Swimming. A large number of these stu dents conquered the goal they set out for. Some learned from the very beginning and others polished up their old swimming skills. One hundred children passed the American Red Cross Certification Test to become beginning swim mers. However, for the first time at Shaw Pool, the children were not the only beginning students. Twelve adults also passed their Beginners Test. Twenty-seven students passed their intermediate test, and six teen qualified as swimmers. As the student progresses toward swim ming perfection each test increases in difficulty, each requiring just a little more time in preparation. The instructors of Shaw’s Learn to-Swim program are well pleased with the number passing each skill level. Water Safety is an important part in any Learn-to-Swim Pro gram, and in the Shaw classes fourteen Junior Life Savers and five Senior Life Savers were cer tified. Luana Clarke, Larry Cody, Ruth Decker, Bill DiZinno, Bill Heimer dinger, Jim Hossel, Wes Knopf, Marcia McGuire, Isabelle Monreal, Dave Smith, Ginny Smith, Bartley Jeffry, Pat Hannon, Pat Moore. The eSnior Life Savers were: Mary Ann Bender, Linda Craw ford, John Eiermann (review), Karen Fellows, Bill Heron. The Learn-To-Swim Program was directed by Water Safety In structors Marianne Rothhaas and Mary Ann Shively. Volunteer Cadet Instructors from Shaw High School who did a capable job as assistants were: Mary Ann Lee, Gerry Beryl, Juanita Bechtel, Willie Bhair, Jo ann Bizzarri, Diane Brescia, Irene Brooks, Mary Cumming, Valerie Dignin, Ruth Cunningham, Judy Diemert, Barbara Halstead. Karen Fellows, Judie Knife, Ruth Philipp, Gail Pratt, Jackie Rich ardson, Peg Richardson, Pat Savitz, Sue Sturges, Barbara Widlitz, Frances Ede, owski. Mary Lou Roman- Miss Rothhaas and have completed all it just so happens While both Miss Shively qualifications, that neither one had received their Red Cross Advanced Swimmer Certificate. So with due cere monies each presented the other with the official document for this highest level of swimming skill, along with presentations of similar records to Mary Ann Lee and John Eierman, pool guards: Cadet Ruth Cunningham. In announcing these excellent re sults of this summer’s swim pro gram at Shaw Pool, Miss Roth haas and Miss Shiver trust that the swimming summer spent by all who participated in the pool program has been both pleasant and beneficial, and that all will be looking forward to 1956 and another top swimming program. Promote Behrens To New Position Chester C. Behrens, chief engi neer of Ohio Bell’s Northeastern area, is the new vice president and general manager of the company’s Southwestern area. The new operating head of the company’s area organization cen tered at Columbus will succeed E. Faber Biggert, effective September 1st. Biggert, a 44-year veteran of the telephone business will con tinue .as a vice president, pending his retirement at the end of Sep tember. A native of Peoria, Illinois, Behrens began his telephone career in Toledo in 1925 while a student at Ohio State University. He started as a telephone installer and in the succeeding years his ex perience was broadened by a suc cession of traffic and engineering assignments in Toledo, Columbus' and Cleveland. Behrens is a member of the Ohio and Cleveland Chambers of Com merce, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Cleveland Engineering Society, Gyro Inter national, the Cleveland City Club and the University Club of Co lumbus. The Behrens live at 1561 Kew rd. in Forest Hills. They have two sons: John R., a graduate student of Columbia University, and Wil liam E-, junior at Cast Institute of Technology. Gets First Poster r.^ Robert Fraser, Shaw Band S. Robert Fraser, Shaw Band director placing a “Contributor” poster in the store window of Bob Kennedy’s Men’s Shop. Mr. Ken nedy is the first contributor to the Shaw Band Uniform Fund. Mrs. Glenn Kitson Heads Advisory Board At YWCA The new chairman of the Ad visory Board of 4l)e East Cleveland YWCA is Mrs. Glenn Kitson, a small person with a large capacity for hard work. Looking forward to her duties with both enthusiasm and optim ism Mrs. Kitson comments: “We are hoping to increase YW mem bership substantially this year as more women are realizing that even if they are unable to take an active part in YW projects, they can, by their contribution, make participation in its activi ties possible for someone else.” In addition to her YWCA work, Mrs. Kitson Is the coming year’s president of the YMCA Mothers Club, active in the East Cleveland League of Women Voters and a Girl Scout Troop. children in the Jim, 18 who Wesleyan this There are three Kitson household is entering Ohio fall as a freshman Janet, 17, who attends Monticello Preparatory School in Alton, Ill., this fall and Joanne, 10, a student at Cale donia Elementary School. Mr. Kitson is an executive with the Brush Laboratories. The East Cleveland YWCA Cen ter is fortunate this fall in having its program carried forward by the same staff who served last year. Through efficient scheduling by Mrs. Hazel Klinger, program di rector, every inch of space will be utilized continuously. In addition various parts of the program are extended to Euclid, Shaker and Bedford. A Y endeavor presently being organized is the New Com ers Club. Hillcrest Road Holds Its Third Block Polio Benefit Friday While no special call is being made this year for Polio funds, the folks who reside on Hillcrest rd. don’t want to break the chain in their already two successful polio benefit parties. They announce their third annual endeavor to se cure funds for the polio fund, a block party, tomorrow, Friday evening from 7 to 10 o’clock. Bright and early tomorrow par ents and children will set the stage for the party which will, offer games, dancing, contests and refreshments. There will be do nated prizes aplenty. To add to the convenience, the city will bar ricade the block for the evening. Topping the children’s committee are Ruth Lynn, Judy Rosen, Janet Mismass and Loretta Ross who have the wholehearted co-operation of every neighbor along the en tire block. The public is invited. Reserve Football Seats Ready Reserved seats for the Shaw, 1955 Football season may be ob tained by sending your orders to the Athletic Office at Shaw High School. Prices for season reserve seat tickets for the six game home schedule are 6. Single game reserve seat tickets are priced at 1.25. General admis sion tickets are 1. The schedule for the home games is as follows: September 16---------West H.S. September 28 Collinwood September 80__ __ Akron North October 7 Lakewood November 4 .. —Shaker November 11__ Canton Lehman Moms game kick off 8:15. i- -0' Commercial and industrial estab lishments of East Cleveland con tributing to the Shaw Band Uni form Fund are being identified with a colorful “day-glo” window poster, signifying their coopera tion. A large committee will work at contacting this group under the leadership of Fred W. Lange, chairman Herbert W. Stoker, vice chairman for industry and William T. Byrne, chairman Clarence A. Rauch, vice chairman for commer cial businesses. Why should these places of business be interested in this pro ject? First, because it is an East Cleveland community endeavor. Second, because the fund is to serve young people in a worth while, wholesome and cultural activity. Third, because, not only are these young people potential customers, but they are being trained in Shaw High School to be good citizens and good future employees. Activity in Operation Band Uni form is becoming increasingly rapid, reports the committee, and will reach its peak next week in Operation Gas Station and Opera tion Snow Shovel, Friday and Sat urday, September 9th and 10th. Shaw alumni have been asking how they may make a contribution to the current drive to replace the fifteen-year-old uniforms of the Shaw High Band. They are being told to make out their checks to Shaw Uniform Drive, and mail to Marty Loftus, chairman of the Shaw Patrons Committee. Address: 16115 Euclid ave., 12. Shaw Alumni To Dance At Mentor Friday, Sept 9th It’s dance time for all Shaw High School graduates. This late sum mer event is the fifth to be held at Mentor-on-the-Lake where so many Shaw graduates enjoyed evenings during their school days. This is an alumni affair and every grad is welcome. This alumni event, held on the Friday night following the Labor Day weekend, comes this year on the 9th. Dance attendances for the previous four events have been be tween 500 and 800. This year’s committee hopes for a big turnout this year. The more who come, the more old friends they are going to see. IN 8 traffic warn are ineluded When it comes to Ings, most of them in the word “School” painted on the street. It’s a signal to every motorist to be on East Cleveland Leader Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP In Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal In Euclid Volume No. 14—Issue No. 35 East Cleveland. Ohio 13.750 Circulation Guarantend Thursday. September 1. 1955 No Change In Tax Despite Up In Budget Striving to keep its 7.6 mills tax rate unchanged despite an upped 360,000 budget for-aach of the next two years, the city is taking two steps to solve the fi nancial problem. It plans to get half of the money through a trans fer of levies, and half through the use of interest money. The budget for each of the years 1956 and 1957 is 475,000. The city functions generally on three major funds Operating, Perma nent Improvement (up to one mill voted by the electorate a few years ago), and Debt Retirement. The first step will be to use each year 30,000 from interest on cash balances invested in government bonds. This action is permitted by a state law. The second step will provide the remaining 30,000 for each of the two years as follows: In 1956 it is planned to cut the Permanent Improvement levy by 30,000 and increase the Operating levy by an equal sum. In 1957, when the debt requirement drops from 56,000 to 23,000, that levy will accordingly be cut, again providing sufficient increase in the Operating levy. All New Chemistry Laboratory At Shaw High School Shaw High School students who have signed up for chemistry will delight in the all new laboratory awaiting them when they resume classes next week. The last work in a chemistry lab, it represents an approximate expenditure of 7,500. It replaces one of the more than 35-year old laboratories in the department. Birchwood benches with composi tion tops and chrome fixtures will accommodate 34 pupils. Classes run about 30-pupil enrollment, states Dr. ~O. J. KofK Asbestos tile, treated to resist stain, covers the old wooden floor. One piece of equipment that will prove its worth is a 20-foot ex haust fan built along one end of the room. The department has two lecture rooms, stock room and instructor’s office and the old lab, which it is hoped to replace in the not too distant future. Enrollment in chemistry classes, states Dr. Korb, has been increas ing steadily and is expected to continue to grow to keep-pace with industrial trends. Probably the one person who will enjoy the new lab the most is R. C. Morris, long time chemistry instructor at Shaw. Spends 90 Nights In City Jail Bed A six month’s jail sentence was reduced to 90 nights in city jail for Frank A. Hess, 14101 Savannah ave., when he appeared before Municipal Judge Stanton Addams the second time on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Hess, 67, manager of a chain store, is reporting in at 8 each night and is being released at 6 each morning for 90 nights. No leniency was granted by the court in the matter of a $500 fine and pleasure driving suspension for a period of one year. Motorists, Heed This Sign slow down, to watch out for pupils coming and going to school. Possibly ignored during* the summer months, the word springs to life with Tuesday, September 6th and continues so until early .......................... ... Direct Popular GPB Mi Roger Havranek, musical director, and Donna Kenton and Gloria Marvin rehearsal accompanists go over a difficult spot in the score for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to be given at Kirk Auditorium Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th. The Tarquin Dramatic Club will present the first non-professional version of the musical comedy “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Fri day and Saturday, September 9th and 10th at Kirk Junior High School in East Cleveland. Tarquin is a group of young col lege people who have without adult supervision, previously given five annual shows, notable among them “Girl Crazy” in 1952,. “Anything Goes” in 1953 and “Connecticut Yankee” in 1954. This year, for the first time, they are led by five directors in stead of the customary one. Dave Flggj.of Wooster College, is chor eographer Koger Havranek, a voice major from the Oberlin Con servatory of Music, is directing the chorus Dave Jecmen, from Kent State University, is staging the production numbers and John Morrow, also of Kent, is directing book. Alan Singerman, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, is producing. Lorelei Lee, the blonde bomb shell, is played by Marge Paul Dorothy Shaw, her friend and chaperone, by Edie Zullo. Gus Es mond, Lorelei’s “daddy” is Jack Walsh and Henry Spofford, Doro thy’s opposite number, is played by John Ceresi. Supporting them are Phil Traci, Bonnie Kohn, Elaine Katz, George Danciv, ten dancers and a twenty-voice chorus. Many of these cast members have been associated with Cain Park and Playhouse in various capacities. The book for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” was written by Joseph Field and Anita Loos, music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Leo Robin. Legionnaires Resume Meetings sea- The first meeting of the fall son of the American Legion Post No. 13 will be held at the Post Home, Thursday, September 1st under the leadership of the new post commander, Charles Leonard. All veterans are invited. www WdSfii i:-. in June •. the usual school year. Motorists! Be on your guard when you suddenly spot the word “School” In large letters on the road ahead. ... ARE YOU REGISTERED in Voters who must register order to cast a ballot at the No vember election are again re minded of the extra registration day to be held at East Cleveland City Hall on Tuesday, September 20th. The hours will be from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.: and from 4 p. m. to 9 p. m. All potential voters who have changed their name or address during the.^a st year, or who have failed to vpte during the past two years, must register in order to cast a ballot at the November election Conclude Union Church Service Sunday, September 4th marks the close of the twenty-ninth an nual series of summer union serv ices held by the East Cleveland Baptist, East Cleveland Congrega tional and Windermere .Presby terian Churches. The Rev. William E. Towner, pastor of the Baptist church will preach the sermon at the services to be held in Windermere Presby terian Church, Euclid at Winder mere st. at 10 a. m. Classes for children in the Nur sery, Kindergarten, Primary and Junior departments have been held at the same time with teachers from the three co-operating church schools making up the teaching staff. In addition to Rev. T. Rowner, Rev. Earle C. Hochwald of the Con gregational Church and Rev. J. Franklyn McHendry of Winder mere Church have also preached. One guest pastor, Rev. Ernest L. Seely spoke at one* service. Weather Guides Pool Closing is Closing date of Shaw Pool entirely up to the weather man. Pool officials when asked “When does the pool close?” replied “It all depends on the weather. We hope to keep the pool open through Sunday.” (Maybe it’s closed by now, since this item was written on Tuesday, just as late to deadline as pos sible.) CHANGE IN DATE Prospect A announces a change in date for its Fall Cloth ing Sale. The sale will be held the week of September 19th and de tails will be announced later. In the meanwhile, PTAers are re quested to save whatever clothing they may be disposing of this fall for the sale. CLOTHING FOR FLOOD VICTIMS East Cleveland American Legion Poet No. 163 is urging all people in the community and its Post members and Auxiliary to send clean clothing, can goods and donations of money to aid the people in the flood district in Pennsylvania. The Post Home at 13544 Euclid ave. will be open every receive these sorely needed gifts. All is hurry and flurry in and about the city’s eight school build ings as last minute re ir and cleaning jobs are being c„...pleted, last arriving supplies are being checked and distributed and last minute “musts” checked off the list by administrators ... all in preparation for the opening of an other school year Tuesday, Sep tember 6th. Anticipated 5500 pupils will re port in at the regular opening hour Tuesday morning for a half-day session. The afternoon will be given over to building meetings presided over by the respective principals. Regular classes resume Wednesday morning. Kirk Jr. High has its own sched ule for opening day as follows. Former students will report to their home rooms at 8:30 a. m. and will remain one hour. All entering 7B pupils will re port to the auditorium at 9:00 a. m., where, after a greeting from the principal, Dr. L. L. Myers, they will be taken to their respective home rooms and meet their home room teacher. This will be followed by a tour of the building indoor charge of the Student Council. Departmental meetings will be held before lunch and following lunch Dr. Myers will hold a gen eral teachers meeting. Registration so far indicates about 500 new kindergartners will begin their school days this Sep tember, announces Dr. O. J. Korb, the superintendent. The last day enrollment last semester was 5263 while 277 pupils were graduated in June, making about 225 increased enrollment this fait Dr. Korb also announces one vacancy in the teacher list which had its full complement several weeks ago. Mrs. Geneva Beal on Monday notified Dr. Korb that she would be unable to resume hey teaching duties this fall bat ex pects to return next semester. She teaches second grade at Caledonia School. This year’s list of teachers car ries 215, an increase of two over last year. There are 18 new teachers this fall, and their assignment by build ing is as follows: Caledonia Elementary Jean Collmer, 3431 Spangler rd., Cleve land Heights Mrs. Ruth Welter, 3296 W i n s o rd., Cleveland Heights Mrs. Beverly Koski, 131 Gordon st., Wadsworth, Ohio. Chambers Elementary: Gwen Jennrich Gets Fleeing Burglar A charge of burglary is added to the already court list of George Nagy, 19, of 2069 East 125th st., Cleveland. Nagy out on a 2,000 bond on burglary and larceny charges in Cleveland was captured here early Sunday morning while attempting to break the handle on a safe door at the Rapid Service Station, 13331 Euclid ave. Cruising by the station Sgt. Milton Jennrich spied the youth about the same moment the youth spied the officer. Dropping his tools the burglar fled through a rear window. Jennrich overtook him on Emily Extension. In the meanwhile, answering Jennrich’s radio call, Patrolmen Allen Pearce, Harold Ols, Frank Bajzel and William Lloyd arrived on the scene. On the floor beside the safe they found a number of tools taken from the station’s lubricating room. According to police, Nagy’s ar rest in Cleveland last month led to the clean-up of 42 cases of burglary and larceny in which the youth was involved with four other persons. Attends Reunion Once every 25 years the descend ants of the Ausmus family, among the earliest settlers in Tennessee, hold a family reunion. This year among the more than 200 persons who attended the reunion at Mem phis was Mrs. Hassie Rogers and her granddaughter, Diane Dallas of 14108 Strathmore ave. The counties in eastern Tennessee were laid out by the Ausmus in 1775. Mrs. Rogers and Diane have been gone three months, visiting rela tives in Missouri and Kentucky, as well as in Tennessee. Practically every state in the Union was represented at the re union. N. F. Leist, assistant to the superintendent of schools is in Columbus attending a meeting called by the State Director of Education. Chief topic under dis cussion is the new legislation en acted by the recent legislature dealing with schools. CALL NEWS to PO. Expect 6900 Children To Enroll In Parochial And City Schools Next Week 1-3378 Darsie, 8900 Bluestone rd., Cleve land Heights Lois Radomsky, 1286 F.'iit 14f st., East eland Vokv»n, 1032 Helnum«Je rd., Cleveland Heights. Mayfair School—Mrs. Dawn C. Carter, 3413 North rd., Parma Nancy C. Kirby, 2469 Noble rd., Cleveland Heights. Prospect Elementary—Diane D. Luderer, 798 Stadelman ave., Ak ron, Ohio Jean Sch- der Scott, 8 Tulip Lane, Short Huis, N. J. Rozelle Elementary—Janet Tay lor, R.D. No. 1, Chagrin Falls. Superior Elementary—Mrs. Cor nelia St still, 1330 Shawview, East Cle\«..and (one semester). W. H. Kirk Jr. High School— Lawrence Chambers, 1868 Farm ington rd., East Cleveland Mrs. Leila Loftus, 16024 Glynn rd., East Cleveland Mrs. Helen Dye Prouty, 1169 Welbourne rd., East Cleve land Arnold Gleisser, 11607 Say well, Cleveland. Shaw High School Mrs. Bar bara B. Bowling, 2540 Overlook rd., Cleveland Heights Sylvia J. Eaton, 546 West Maryland ave., Sebring, Ohio. A high mass at 9 a. m. for parents and children will mark the opening of the fall term at St. Philomena’s parochial school Tues day, September 6th. Sister Vincent DePaul announces the mass is be ing held to beg God’s blessing on the school. Half day sessions will be held the first week. An esti mated 800 pupils will attend the first eight grades offered. At Christ the King School first graders and up will report Wednes day, September 7th and the kin dergarteners will report a week later, Wednesday, September 15th. Drive Safely This Labor Day Holiday Moro pleasure-bound motorists will be on local, state and national highways over Labor Day than during any previous week-end in history, Cleveland Automobile Club President William A. Stinchcomb predicted today. He suggested ten holiday driving safety tips. The Automobile Club official es timated that nine out of every ten passenger cars would be used dur ing the three-day holiday week end head. He said about 18,000,000 cars will be on relatively long trips of a full day or longer. “Heavy traffic over the Labor Day week-end usually brings out a certain amount of ’hysteria’ about highway safety,” Mr. Stinch comb said, “but actually the motor ing public is doing a better job of driving safely than ever before.” He pointed out that the fatality rate per miles driven is at the lowest point on record and that there is every reason to expect that it will continue to go down. “However, “he cautioned, “the loss of even one life is one too many. Play it safe—drive care fully.” Stichcomb said that the heaviest traffic conditions will probably de velop on Monday evening, Sep tember 5th, when holiday week end travelers-add to the congestion caused by motorists who tradi tionally end their summer vacation on Labor Day. The Cleveland Automobile Club president offered 10 safety tips for the coming holiday week-end. They are: 1. Drive a reasonable, not exces sive, distance in a single day—not more than 300 miles. 2. Check your car’s mechanical condition before you start. 3. If you become drowsy, pn1l off the road and rest. Have a of coffee. 4. If yoa want to admire the scenery, consult a i—7 or have a snack, pull off the ---id and stop. 5. Don’t drink alcoholic bever ages on the days you are going to drive. 6. Drive at a safe speed generally that of most cars on the same road. It is equally danger ous to be going appreciably faster, or slower, than the general flow ef traffic. 7. When following another car on the open road, allow at least one car length for each 10 mph of your speed. 8. In bad weather and at night decrease your speed and increase your following distanca. 9. Many people w® be picnick ing daring the holiday. Be extra alert at picnic areas for ears en tering or leaving the highway. 10. Start early and allow ample time for getting home.