OCR Interpretation

East Cleveland leader. [volume] (East Cleveland, Ohio) 1942-1970, August 02, 1956, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83035682/1956-08-02/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Mail Addresses
814 East 152nd Street
Phone: Glenville 1-4383
14600 Euclid Avenue
Apt. 302
Eugene Holman, Crusade gener
chairman, announced that the
university Is one of the six in the
United States which have been
honored with the Award for Ex
ceptional Service.
Citation was made as a result
of the active campaign in support
of the Crusade against communism
on campus last spring. Highlights
included the launching of freedom
balloons from the .university and
radio interviews of five foreign
students, who were born behind the
Iron Curtain. During their inter
views, which were carried over a
nation-wide hookup, each of the
students described first-hand ex
periences behind the curtain.
The award states that “Kent
State University has provided out
standing assistance to the Cru
sades for Freedom in the hearts
of captive millions in Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Hungrary, Roman
ism Bulgaria, Albania, Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania”.
In addition to Kent, the award
also was made to the Universities
of Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana,
Washington, and Arizona State
Prof. William D. Taylor, head of
the School of Journalism at KSU,
is vice chairman for the Crusade
in Ohio.
Jim Blair Takes It
Easy After Attack
James Blair, whose service
the city as clerk of the municipal
court has spaned almost a quarter
of a century and whose resignation
became effective this Wednesday,
was rushed to University Hospital
by ambulance on the evening of
July 28rd, suffering from an acute
heart condition.
Oxygen was administered en
route, and his condition for a time
was considered critical.
This week, however, Mrs. Blair
reports that he is “much improved'*
and that the attending physicians
and specialists are pleased with
his progress. In fact, so improved
is Jim that he is now at home, was
sunning himself Sunday in his
backyard on Windermere st., went
for a drive with his wife on Mon
day, and is busy with anticipation
and details of their imminent move
to Florida to make their home.
Volume No. 15—Issue No. 31
Plan More Thursday Nite Dances
East Clevelander
Honored At Kent
For Freedom Work
A former East Clevelander and
graduate of Shaw High School ac
cepted an award in behalf of Kent
the collego was cited for special
recognition for its 1956 campaign
against communism by the Crusade
for Freedom.
Roland Patzer, son of Mrs.
Marie Patzer, 1768 Page ave., and
a Kent graduate, was presented
the award, which now hangs in the
KSU library, as chairman of the
Crusade for Freedom at the school.
Another East Clevelander,
Thomas C. Litwiler of 1257 East
127th St., a Kent student, served
on Mr. Patzer’s committtee.
First of the Shaw Field dances,
resumed by popular demand last
week, with Chambers School gym
nasium pinch-hitting as the locale
in lieu of Shaw Field now under
construction, tempted a gratifying
turnout on Thursday night.
A portion of the gay throng is
seen in the group picture above,
Shaw Alumni To
Dance SeptK
Come one-come all. Old friends
are priceless, the cost is small
Those are the words enticing old
and new Shaw alums to save the
date, Saturday, September 8th, for
their sixth annual reunion on the
dance floor, again at Mentor-on
Dr. Marty Loftus, who has
shouldered the organization details
of the affairs to date, would grate
fully accept the volunteer assistance
of any Shaw graduate with a bit
of time and energy on his hands.
There is, however, the nucleus of
a commitee already formed. Names
will be announced next week.
Dancing is on the docket from
9:30 p. m. to 1:30 a. m.
Hachtel, Truck
Firm Head Dies
President of the Wah] Moving
and Transfer Co. and a resident of
the Caledonia area for the past
twenty-five years, Raymond H.
Hachtel passed away July 15th
in Huron Road Hospital of a heart
Fifty-nine years of age at the
time of his death, Mr. Hachtel had
succeeded his father, the late Wil
liam Hachtel, in the moving con
cern. His father purchased the
Wahl interests, and the son joined
and became associated with the
firm in 1915. The business has
expanded to cover half the country.
The Hachtel home is located at
839 Caledonia ave.
Mr. Hachtel was active in Camp
Fire and Boy and Girl Scout activi
ties in the local area. He was a
member of the Ohio Trucking
Association, the Cleveland Dray
men’s Association and the Cleve
land Chamber of Commerce.
He belonged to the Mid-Day
Club and the Forest City Lodge
of the Masonic Order.
Funeral services were held on
July 19th, and the preceding day
Masonic services were conducted,
Burial took place in Lake View
In addition to "his wife, Norma
Heffron Hachtel, he is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Gordon
Thompson and Mrs. Arthur
Haddad a son, William G. Hachtel,
and two grandchildren.
Directors meeting and a business
meeting are both on the Lion’s Club
agenda for Tuesday, August 7th,
at Owen’s Plantation.
The scores from the Lion golf
party on July 17th were as follows:
Jim Clark, 115 Gaius'Seibert, 129
Dick Jesse, 188 W. Lamb, 111
Bob Thompson, 88 Pete Raab, 84
Al Blumel, 98.
Coming events casting their
shadows include a steak dinner on
August 14th, an outing on August
21st, and another golf party
August 28th.
while rallying around the record
player to choose their top tunes are
(left to right) Ken Johnson, Bev
Martin, Millie Carlton, and Al
A crowd of 252 was present, ac
cording to the attendance records
of Recreation Director Roy Wise
cup, who announces that similar
affairs will continue for five more
Thursday evenings, including to
night, through August 30th. Danc
ing hours are from 8 to 10.
Substitjrtiqg for. the outdoor,
dances held in previous years at'
the field, the indoor events are ne
cessitated by the current building
program at the pool and other ad
jacent playground activity areas.
Entrance to Chambers gym is at
the rear of the school building,
ing hours are from 8 to 10.
Fire Department
Adds Two Members
Appointment of two new mem
bers to the roster of the East
Cleveland Fire Department by the
city manager becomes effective
this week.
One of the appointees, Edward
F. McNulty, spent two years in
the service of the U. S. Army,
from 1953 to 1955, and received
his high school diploma through
the Army’s General Educational
Development test. Previously he
had attended Parma-Schaaf High
School. Single, he resides at 7600
.Thorton dr. in Parma.
Albert Krsacok, a resident of
9711 Sophia ave., Cleveland, is the
other new fireman. He is 25 years
of age, recently married, and a
1948 graduate of Benedictine High
School, Cleveland. His army serv
ice dates frqm ’51 to ’53.
Both men assumed their duties
Nurses Offer
Classes For
New Mothers
All mothers-to-be are invited to
attend classes in mother and baby
care conducted by the Visiting
Nurse Association at the East
Cleveland Public Library, 14101
Euclid ave., beginning August 23rd
or September 27th. The course is
also offered at Euclid-Glenville
Hospital in the evening beginning
September 17th. Complete informa
tion about the course, which is ap
proved by the Academy of Medi
cine, may be secured by phoning
HE 2-0700.
The ten weekly sessions include
informal lectures and demonstra
tions by the registered nurse and
offer expectant mothers an oppor
tunity to prepare for their babies
and to learn how to ears for them
with ease and assurance.
Five weekly lessons especially
adapted to the needs and interests
of expectant fathers are offered
on Thursday evenings at the Visit
ing Nurse Association Building,
8300 Chester ave.
A nominal fee is charged for
both courses. Individual planning
is necessary for each registration. I
Expectant parents are urged to
phone the Visiting Nurse Associa
tion at HE. 2-0700 for full infor
East Cleveland Leader
Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP In Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal In Euclid
Wadena Rezoned
Commission Okehs
Two-Family Units
Official stamp of approval was
placed on the re-zoning of Wadena
ave. at last week’s meeting of the
East Cleveland City Commission.
Thus the way is cleared for
conversion of single-family dwell
ings to two-family residences by
property owners desiring to do so.■
A poll of the Wadena owners,
conducted by the Zoning Board of
Appeals, which had recommended
the change, reveals that of the 42
families listed, 27 were in favor
of conversion, 12 opposed and 3
could not be contacted.
The city re-iterated its stand on
the proposal, as made at previous
discussions, that its sole interest
lay in the betterment of the neigh
An opinion that two family
houses, over a long-range period,
appear to be preferable to room
ing houses was expressed by City
Finance Director Grand Apthorp
during the hearing, when he em
phasized that the Wadena change
does not create a so-called “sland,”
inasmuch as adjacent streets, in
cluding Brightwood are already
Also emphasized was the fact
that all property owners will not
convert. Several of the older resi
dences, licensed as rooming houses,
no doubt would continue in their
present status.
Four Firemen
Are Injured In
Paint Can Blaze
Four firemen were injured and
burned last Thursday afternoon,
when a fire from spontaneous com
bustion from paint cans spread
-swiftly to bottled gasSline in a
garage at 1707 Lakefront ave.
The blaze, which started about
1:30 p. m., streaked instantaneous
ly from the burning containers of
paint to the opposite side of the
garage, where glass jars of gaso
line were stored. Firemen were in
jured by the flash fire when the
jars exploded. Flama demolished
the garage.
Casualties of the fire were Lieut.
Burt Skeel, first degree burns on
the face Firemen Michael Felice
and Theodore Martaus, both sec
ond degree burns on the neck, and
Fireman James McCarthy, broken
finger. None, however, required
hospitalization and, after treat
ment for their injuries, are now
back on duty.
the Lakefront ave.
Robert Liddy and
Owner is Gertrude
Tenants on
property are
Henry Wills.
Voss of Eddy rd.
Fire Chief Fred W. Lange, in
commenting on the incident, cau
tioned against careless and dan
gerous storage of inflammables in
direct violation of state laws. No
glass containers, he warned, are al
lowed for storage of gasoline or
any other forms of petroleum com
Hal E. Rogers, 16320 Nelaview
rd., once again proved that it pays
to think he has more than $10,000
to show why.
In the above photo, Mr. Rogers
on the right 4* shown accepting
a check for $9,061 for a sugges
tion from the Cleveland Graphite
Bronze Company. Others in the
photo, left to right are: Frank
Carbon, suggestion system man
ager R. L. Nickerson, department
head, strip easting F. P. Salzman,
works manager and Willard W.
Brown, president.
A division of the Clevite Corpo
ration, Cleveland Graphite is na
tionally-renowned for its employee
suggestion system. It has made
two larger awards, one of which.
East Cleveland Ohio 14,100 Circulation Guaranteed Thursday, August 2, 1956
i Newer owners, not permitted
i license under the new ordinance
freezing issuance of further
mits on residential streets,
limited to two roomers.
Mr. Apthorp also emphasized
that there is nothing mandatory
in the new ordinance, that each
owner may follow his own dictates
in the matter of converting, that
it is essentially a question of
neighborhood improvement.
Four Wadena owners who were
present at the hearing expressed
approval of the change. One resi
dent, representing a Wadena room
ing house owner, expressed dis
approval. In answer to his objec
tion, it was explained that there
is a definite distinction between
“utility Suites” and two-family
homes, that the latter is the sole
provision contained in the new
Each request for conversion must
confirm to regulations of the build
ing code, Mr. Apthorp stated, add
ing that such requests will be con
sidered separately and on indivi
dual merit.
Additional items on the agenda
okayed by the commission included
the city budget for 1957 and a C-2
carry-out license for a business
establishment at Beersford and
Euclid ave., with emphasis placed
on the fact that this is for the
sale of packaged beverages only.
Further legislation enacted oy
the commissioners is as follows:
Approval of the Keener Co. coal
bid at $9.85 a ton, with a small
quantity of Pocahontas at $16.90
a ton for limited and specific use,
as the lowest bid for comparable
Approval of the International
Salt Co. bid at $13.40 a ton by rail,
$14.70 per ton by truck, repre
senting an increase of 70 cents a
ton over last year.
“Aye” vote for erection of four
way stop signs at the intersec
tions of Brewster rd. and Mt. Ver
non blvd. and at Henley and New
berry rds. in the Forest Hill de
Certification of two bond issues
for improvements of city hall
buildings and parks and play
grounds to the board of elections
to be placed on the November bal
Endorsement of payment of
$241.41 as East Cleveland’s share
of the expert consulting service for
gas company negotiations, as pro
rated over the northern Ohio area
P.S. on the Wadena ave. hearing:
One of the high spots was the
introduction, made to the gathered
spectators, of one of the street’s
oldest and most distinguished citi
zens. Ninety-years-young, Mr. Carl
Apthorp, was presented to the
audience by his son, Grant, city
finance director.
Thinking Pays $10,229
for $28,000, is the largest
suggestion award ever made in
the country.
This discrimination will be
viated by the re-zoning, with the
“go signal” for double family oc
cupancy, it was pointed out. Con
version may also be limited by the
1 cost, which is in the neighborhood
of $5,000, it was stated.
Sleeping, Smoking
Just Doesn't Mix
Rogers suggested a new method
of rolling and processing strip
steel used in automotive bearings.
This brought him a reward in
excess of $9,000. Previously he
was presented with a check for
$1,168 for a sugegstion on new
rolling equipment being supple
mented by modified parts
obsolete machinery.
The two awards together
$10,299 to his ‘earnings?*
The Cleveland Graphite
calls for the employee to receive
25 percent of the first year's sav
ings resulting from his suggestion.
Rogers has been employed
Graphite for some S3 years.
Three times and cut
For the second time within
months' period an identical fire,
caused by smoking in bed,
been reported in the suite of
same woman resident of a
family apartment building
Wymore ave.
Latest of the accidents occurred
in the early morning hours of
July 27th, when firemen were sum
moned to extinguish flames in the
matress and springs in the wom
an's bedroom.
On this occasion she was un
harmed. In the previous one she
suffered first and second degree
burns and required hospitalization.
Rec Department
Adds New Small
Fry Equipment
Catering to the recreational
needs of the pre-school set, several
new prize pieces of small fry play
ground equipment are ready for
use in Forest Hills Park.
The new play area is located
approximately mid-way between
the lake, the number four baseball
diamond, and the picnic section
west of the boat house.
Ordered and installed as a fol
low-up of a proposal made at a
recent East Cleveland Commission
meeting, it is intended for small
children only.
The four pieces selected by the
City Recreation Department in
clude regular swings, kindergart
en swings, a hobby horse swing
set, a medium-sized slide, and a
The Service Department will
now open the pedestrian gate on
Lee rd., just south of the entrance
to the parking lot near Brewster.
This will permit children from the
Forest Hill development
the park without going
the parking lot.
to enter
Superior Hill section
has a complete and well-equipped
play spot near Eddington rd.
Compete In County
Jr. Olympic Meet
Thursday, July 26th, at Heights
Field, Caledonia won ten first
places and eight second places in
the Junior Olympics. The first
place winners are now eligible to
compete in the county meet in Eu
clid on August 7th. Those taking
honors are as follows:
Boys 9-10-11: 50-yard dash, Art
Philipp, second softball throw,
John DeMent, first standing
jump, Mark Presser, first
yard relay, Art Philip and
Brezovic, second.
Girls 9-10-11: 50-yard
Patty Havas, first standing broad
jump, Patty Havas, first 200
yard relay, Patty Havas, Donna
Oris, Ann Lyndall, Ercius, third.
Boys 12-13: 50-yard dash, David
Presser, first running broad
jump, Ward Lyndall, second 200
yard relay, David Presser, Ward
Lyndall, Dick Oris, Dave Mc
Guire, second,
Girls 12-13: 50-yard dash, Karen
Brubaker, first Margaret Kerr,
second Sally Stewart, third run
ning broad jump, Sally Stewart,
first Karen Brubaker, second
Margaret Kerr, third.
Boys 14-15: 100-yard dash, Al
Thompson, fourth hurdles, Jim
Angle, first running high jump,
Al Thompson, first running broad
ump, Jim Angle, first 440-yard
relay, Jim Angle, Duane Hoff
meyer, Jim Castrounis, Dave
Moore, second.
Girls 14-15: 75-yard dash, Gloria
Hoffmeyer, second Connie Welter,
New Limb Chipper Ready For Work
Preview of the city’s new limb
chipper shows the operator, How
ard Eller, at left, feeding branches
into the machine, assisted by Ed
Lewis, mechanic, at the right, and
Jim Farinacci, another service di
vision employee.
East Cleveland’s new limb chip
per, an on-the-spot disposal for
discarded tree branches and the
like, goes on the road and into ac
tion immediately.
Designed to ease the job of dis
posing old Christmas trees, as well
as limbs, the machine grinds the
branches at the fcoint of collection
and forces the chippings into the
rear end of the attached truck.
Limbs up to a maximumu diameter
of four inches can be fed into the
Chipings then can be hauled di
rectly to Forest Hill Park to be
used as muleh. Tree trunks, too
large for ’disposal consumption,
will be deposited in the park
Heretofore, repeated truck trips
to the
City Manager Charles A. Carran.
He also cited the enormous annual
Christmas tree collection alone as
a major economic saving.
dump for burning were re
to dispose of trees and
pointed out William B.
administrative assistant to
The machine, put through its
paces in a demonstration test on
Friday, will be operated by the city
service department, under the di
rection of Joseph Henry, service
It was purchased by the city at a
cost of $3,089.
Police Interupt
Station Scuffle
At Windermere
A noisy argument and scuffle in
the Windermere Rapid Transit ter
minal early Sunday morning ended
when East Cleveland police appre
hended two men responsible for
the disturbance and turned them
over to Cleveland authorities.
John Hunter, 24, and John
Wheeler, 30, both of Cleveland,
embroiled in a heated controversy
and cheek-biting episode in the
station here, had-started their dis
agreement aboard an eastbound
bus, over the whereabouts of a sum
of money belonging to Wheeler,
according to police.
Taken to the East Cleveland sta
tion, Wheeler accused Hunter of
stealing $38 from his wallet while
he was sleeping on the bus. Hunter
at first denied, then later admitted
taking the money, stating he only
did so for purpose of safekeeping.
Further questioning led to an ad
mission by Hunter that he had no
intention of returning the sum,
police said.
In the meantime, Hunter, who
is on parole from Mansfield Re
formatory for burglary and lar
ceny, received a bite on the cheek
from Wheeler, as part-payment for
his thoughtfulness. Wheeler has
his $38 back in his wallet, and both
men at last report, are enforced
guests of the city of Cleveland.
Union Service Sunday
Union services this Sunday,
August 5th, will be held at the
East Cleveland Congregational
Church, corner of Page and Euclid
aves., at 10 a. m.
The Rev. William E. Towner,
minister of the East Cleveland
Baptist Church, will deliver the
sermon, and the Congregational
choir will furnish the music.
These services, a summer-time
tradition here for several years,
bring the congregations of three
churches together for worship, the
Congregational, the Baptist and
the Windermere Presbyterian. Pas
tor of the last-named group is the
Rev. J. Franklyn McHendry.
Shaw Hi Grad
Is Assigned
To ROTC Post
Chief Warrant Officer George R.
Ralph, formerly of East Cleveland,
has been assigned to the Army
ROTC unit at Bowling Green State
University after serving at the
Misawa Air Base in Japan.
CWO Ralph replaces Chief War
rant Officer Leslie F. Adams who
has been re-assigned to Orleans,
France. Mr. Ralph will serve as
administrative assistant and adju
tant for the unit's permanent staff.
A veteran of 15 years service,
Mr. Ralph entered the Army as a
private in 1941. His major duty
assignments have been Fort Knox,
Ky., Headquarters, European Thea
ter of Operations (England and
France), Giessen, Germany, Long
Island, N. Y., Camp Gordon, Ga.,
Third Infantry Division, Korea,
and Japan.
Mr. Ralph has received numerous
decorations including the Commen
dation Ribbon with Medal Pen
dant. This award was made for out
standing work in London during
World War II. The certificate of
award was signed by Lieutenant
General John C. H. Lee.
Other service awards include the
Good Conduct Medal with clasp
and three loops, the American De
fense Service Medal, the American
Theater Service Medal, the Euro
pean-African Service Medal, the
Middle-Eastern Medal with one
battle star, the Occupation Ribbon
with Germany clasp, the World
War II Victory Medal, the Korean
Service Medal, the United Nations
Service Medal, and the National
Defense Ribbon.
A native of East Cleveland, Mr.
Ralph graduated from Shaw High
School. He attended Fenn College,
and the University of California.
He hopes to do additional work
toward a degree in education while
at the Bowling Green.
Mr. Ralph is married to the for
mer Margaret L. Snider of Louis
ville, Ky. They make their home
four miles from Bowling Green on
North Dixie Highway.
He is the son of Mr. George F.
Ralph, sr., 1660 Elsinor st.
14 Suite Apartment
And Hill Home Sold
An apartment building transac
tion the latter part of last we'
involving an estimated $69,(kx,
has been reported.
Situated at 13308 Woodworth
rd. and containing 14 suites of 2
and one-half and 3 and one-half
rooms, the property has been ac
quired by Sonia and Jerome Gold
stein of Cleveland Heights,
vious owners were Samuel
Ann Marcus.
Mu. 1-1409
A Forest Hill residence at
Kew rd. has been sold by Edward
and Dorothy Lawson to John W.
Walton, sales department execu
tive with the Penton Publishing
Co., and his wife Gladys.
It is a four-bedroom, two-bath
French Normandy-style home of
brick construction with an attached
two-car garage, situated on a lot
65 by 214 feet.
Sale prices was in the $39,000
City Finance Director Grant T.
Apthorp spent Tuesday in Colum
bus, attending a meeting of muni
cipal government officials.
East Cleveland Zoning Board of,
Appeals meets in city hall oa,
Thursday morning. August 8nd/r2
■i.iS i Xf

xml | txt