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Chief Specifies
Traffic Hazards
Contrary to some popular misconceptions speed
is not the chief cause of accidents, nor are there more
accidents during rainy or foggy weather, at least
that’s the case in East Cleveland says police Chief
H. S. Weaver.
Through glancing at the following locations as the high
monthly traffic reports handed accident areas for each month.
Through glancing at
in during 1959, Chief Weaver
states that it is an easily deter
mined fact that failure to allow
an assured clear distance
ahead or following too closely
is the chief cause of accidents
every month of the year. An
other contributing factor is
changing lanes. Failure to stop
for lights and stop signs is an
other big accident cause.
Chief Weaver feels that ac
cidents are down during rainy
or foggy weather because driv
ers are more alert and cai’tious
at that time because they rea
lize the dangers of not being
alert to road conditions.
January led the 11 other
months in the number of acci
dents. 82 were recorded that
month. Chief Weaver attributes
the high number of accidents to
weather conditions. April, the
low month saw that figure cut
almost' in half.
The chief’s records show that
i no accident pattern as such has
been established any place in
the city. His figures show the
Y Captains
Named For
Fund Drive
Seeking to broaden the Y’s
base of support, teams will set
out Feb. 7th to enroll 1,5000
Partner-members in the Anual
Y5T-YW Campaign. At least
$25,000 is needed to permit the
“Y” to carry out its planned
programs in the coming year,
according to Thomas W. Pri
scilla, campaign chairman. The
drive last year fell short of
its goal by about 10 per cent,
which means that each team will
have to work about 10 per cent
harder this year.
Eighteen men and ten women
will captain the teams of 10
workers each, striving to outuo
the others in salesmanship for
the sake of the boys and girls
of ffast Cleveland.
The captains are: Mrs. John
Letts, 16004 Nelacrest rd. Mrs
George Spencer, 16400 Glynn
rd. Mrs. E. E. Lehman, 1519
Burlington rd. Mrs. Sloan Prit
chard, 15716 Hazel rd. Mrs.
Stuart Armington, 15932 Brew
ster rd. Mrs. William Ziss,
14679 Elderwood ave. Mrs.
Robert Peters, 1860 Chapman
ave. Mrs. George Dion, 1338
Shawview ave. Mrs. Clyde
Morgan, 15832 Glynn rd. Mrs.
William Sheridan, 1834 Forest
Hills ave. and James Bateman,
16122 Greyton rd.
J. A. Billington, 1923 Rose
mont ave. Howard Griffiths,
15965 Nelacrest rd. William
Kutcheh, 1027 Caledonia rd.:
Charles Rendlesham, 2 3 7 5 1
Greenwood rd. George Dion,
1338 Shawview ave.: Daniel
Kramer, 14007 Mayfair rd.
Thurston C. Peters, 1203 Bender
ave. Stanley Webster, 15801
Glynn rd. and W’illiam Dearth,
2086 Taylor rd.
Dr. Homer Alexander, 2025
Lee blvd. William Hann, 15656
Fenefnore rd. Dr. L. L. Myers,
3776 Lowell rd. William Reed,
1009 Nelaview rd. Harry Wil
led, 15701 Oakhill rd. Paul
Broer, 14508 Terrace rd. Gnfot
Apthorp, 15656 Glynn rd. and
Stephen A. Blossom, 15959
Glynn rd.
Kirk Students
Step Up To Shaw
Dr. L. L. Myers, principal,
will extend honors to the 9A
graduating class of Kirk Junior
High School at 1:30 p. m., Jan.
27th in the Kirk auditorium.
There are 115 students in the
9A class.
The class will present a play
entitled “Nobody Sleeps,” by
Guernsey Le Pelley.
The Kirk choir will sitfc
“Psalm 117,” “You’ll Never
Walk Alone,” and “America,
My Own.”
The senior class gift is four
pictures for the 9A homeroom
which are appropriate for the
decor of the room.
Volume No. 19—No. 3
Noble rd., between Terrace
and Euclid ave- in January.
Superior at Euclid and
Superior at East 125th st.,
Intersection of Doan and Eu
clid, March.
Euclid between Wymore
Shaw, April.
Charles Albright
Charles Albright, president
of the Albright Coal Company
will be installed as president
of the East Cleveland Business
Association Jan. 26th at 6:30
p. m. in the American Legion
Hall, 15544 Euclid ave.
Commenting on his election
for the Association’s 25th an
niversary year. Mr. Albright
says he “considers it a very
great honor to serve as presi
dent in this 25th year” and he
intends to “make it an outstand
ing year in accomplishments.”
Miss Mildred Owings
9A sponsor.
Nichols At PT A
Superintendent of
schools Dr. H. L. Nichols
will speak on “Education
—Past, present and future
to the Shaw PTA in the
Korb Center student
lounge at 8 p. m. tonight.
Shaw Prom
Last Big Event
For Seniors
Saturday night will be the
last big social event for the sen
ior class before graduation day
Jan. 28th. The girls will doff
their middy blouses in favor of
colorful formals and their es
corts will call for them in the
w'ell-dressed garb of a mid
nighter, many of them wearing
tuxedoes for the first time.
Euclid at Taylor, May.
Euclid between Doan
Knowles, June.
Superior at Hayden and
perior at Euclid in July.
Euclid at Shaw and Euclid at
Woodlawn, August.
Superior at Terrace, Taylor
at Terrace, September.
Superior from East 125th st.
to Hillcrest, October.
Euclid at Superior, Euclid at
Noble, November.
No statistics are available
yet for the month of December.
As Euclid is the most trav
eled road it figures most heav
ily in the accident scene. To cut
down on the number of acci
dents Chief Weaver has a car
assigned to Euclid ave. to spot
the drivers with driving pat
terns that may cause accidents.
These drivers are stopped and
given tickets for violations,
especially those who weave in
and out of lanes and follow too
The number of accidents thus
far this year are keeping pace
with last year’s high. As of
Monday 40 accidents had oc
curred in the first 18 days
the new year.
This year the Korb Student
Center will be the setting for the
prom. Last year the prom was
held in the Alcazar Hotel. Shel
don Hendershott will provide the
music from 9 p. m. til 1 a. m.
Those working especially hard
to make this prom enjoyable
are these members of the prom
committee: Tom Gibson, class
president Dick Schuster, vice
president Toni Condopoulos,
secretary-treasurer Dave Moore,
music Marlene Hoff, refresh
ments Marilyn Honroth, bids
Bob Baker and Phyllis Hesford,
Members of the prom com
mittee and parents of the class
officers will be chaperones for
the dance, as well as senior A
homeroom teachers and their
wives and the Shaw adminis
trators and their wives or hus
Mrs. Stuart P. Cramer, senior
advisor has been consultant
the dance.
Business Leaders
To Be Installed
Drives In Dark
Sees The Light
CITY BEAUTIFUL. Among the 110 Municipal officials
and arborists at the first Street Tree Clinic last Thurs
day at Wade Park Manor were Andrew R. Knauer,
left, Illuminating Company arborist from 16024 Ravine
dr., and Malcolm S. Dougles, East Cleveland City Engi
neer. At this unique conference municipal leaders and
tree experts discussed the contribution proper street
trees make to a community.
MJ 4 "'’A
East Cleveland, Ohio
What do you do when
want to drive an automobile but
haven’t got a driver’s license?
Richard C. Saunders’ answer to
the dilemma was to keep his
lights off while driving at night
so he wouldn’t be seen. His solu
tion was only temporary how
Patrolmen Frank Bajzel and
Richard Boege of the East
Cleveland police spotted him
and flashed their lights as a
signal. Saunders sped on with
out turning on his lights. The
Patrolmen became suspicious
and pursued him. After crash
ing stop signs and red lights
Saunders was brought to a stop
with Sergeant Robert Allen and
Lieutenant Richard Tavenier
assisting in the arrest.
Saunders, 19 of 1400 Lake
front ave., was fined $250 and
costs by Municipal Judge Stan
ton Addams^nd spent two days
in jail.
The case was heard Jan. 7th.
The arrest was made in Novem
Library Offers
Canadian Visit
The East Cleveland Public
Library invites the public to
attend the library’s film pro
gram on Jan. 28th
Two movies will be
1. Gatineau Park
the most beautiful park of the
province of Quebec.
2. Prince Edward Island.
Other officers to be installed
at the installation dinner are
are Paul Broer, vice president
Robert Henderson, secretary
Ken Whiteman, treasurer andlFree tour of scenery and cities
Fred Lange, financial secretary, Iof Canada’s smallest province.
at 8 p. m.
shown that
in Canada,
As of this writing 96% of
the city employees have signed
up for the plan. Fire and police
employees are signed up 100%.
Only full time employees who
work 40 hours a week or more
are eligible for this plan.
When they first began the
plan back in 1935 they insured
employees up to the age of 55
for $1,000 and those over 55
for $500. About ten years ago
the Commission doubled the
amount, making the respective
figures $2,000 and $1,000.
Under this new plan the in
surance would be $5,000 for em
playees up to 55 and $2,500 for
those between 55 and 65. The
rate will come down from 93
to 78 cents per $1,000 per
month. Breakdown is as fol
lows: the employee will pay 30
cents and the city will pay the
remaining 48 cents—20 cents of
it directly and the other 28
cents through dividends.
For a period during the for
ties the state legislature had
outlawed group insurance poli
cies for cities. East Cleveland
was allowed to be an exception
to the rule of that day because
its plan had already been in
effect for a number of years.
When the state passed this law,
cities felt that industry had an
unfair employment advantage
over them because it could offer
the group plan and they
couldn’t. The legislature has
since reversed its ruling and
now permits cities to
group insurance.
Caledonia Is
First Grade
School In Pool
This isthe first time since
the East Cleveland school sys
tem has had a pool that the
elementary students were in
cluded in a swimming program.
Neil Skinner, physical edu
cation instructor and swimming
team coach, will be in charge
of the youngsters,
senior life saver students
also assist.
East Cleveland Leader
The East Cleveland Leader, The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage In Northeast Greater Cleveland.
PLAQUES for their
work in the Exchange Club are these
members: Dr. Richard Watkins making
Hiram Educator To Speak
At Shaw Hi Commencement
Historian, author and world traveler, Dr. Paul
Frederick Sharp, president of Hiram College, will ad
dress the January Commencement Class of Shaw High
School Jan. 28th at 8 p. m. in the Shaw auditorium.
Among the awards and grants attained by Dr.
Sharp are the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
and a Fulbright award to Aus-_____________________________
tralia where Dr. Sharp lectured
at the Universities of Sydney ”lst°7 f°r J”3 bo°k WhooP-
and Melbourne in American
history and institutions in 1952.
Dr. Sharp won the award of
Merit from the American As
sociation for State and Local
More Insurance
Expected For
City Employees
An improved group insur
ance plan for city employees
is expected to be approved at
Tuesday night's Commission
Up Country” which was pro
claimed “the most important
contribution to state and local
history in western region for
He also won the Silver Spur
Award from the Western writ
ers of America for the same
book in 1955. “Whoop Up
Country was adjudged the best
western non-fiction by that
Dr. Sharp who just turned
42 Jan. 19th, was bom in Kirs
ville, Mo., and attended high
school in Minnesota, received
his bachelor of arts degree from
Phillips University in Oklahoma
and got his doctorate from the
University of Minnesota.
Besides numerous articles and
reviews in scholarly journals,
Dr. Sharp wrot^ the following
books, “Agrarian Revolt in
Western Canada,” “Old Orchard
Farm” and “Story of an
14,850 Circulation Guaranteed
the presentations, extreme left, Dr. John
A. Stahl, Marvin R. Frankel, Bernard K.
Cieslak, sr., (district governor) and
Stanley Webste.
Shaw Bowlers
Finish Second
Open House
The House of Luxenburg
extending an invitation to all
interested to attend the grand
opening of the Castle Room of
the motel at Lee and Euclid.
The hours are from 5 to 11
p. m. tomorrow, Saturday and
Monday. Your hosts, Herbert
and Al Luxenburg promise a
feast for the eyes as well as
the mouth.
Then the real work began in
trying to attain the scholarship.
Mr. and Mrs. Kerr say they owe
a vote of thanks to those who
wrote letters recommending
Nancy. Among them were Miss
Wilda Bayes, principal of Su
perior Mrs. William Hachtel,
Nancy’s teacher Dr. Howard
Wells, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church Dr.
Martin Loftus, optometrist, and
Dr. C. W. Wyckoff, pediatrician.
Fifth and sixth graders
Caledonia school are looking
forward to tomorrow in a very
special way. They will be the
first of the elementary school
children to use the new pool in
the Korb Activity Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Kerr wrote a
250-word essay stating why
they thought their daughter
should receive a liberal arts
college education. In their essay
the K e r’s attributed their
daughter’s spark for learning to
the “fine East Cleveland
schools” and said also that they
felt a college education today
is a “must.”
Each Friday a different
mentary school will have
use of the pool starting with
Caledonia and continuing
through to Superior. By June
it is estimated that each gram
mar school will have three turns
at the pool. Only students who
are interested will take advan
tage of the new pool.
Both the Kerrs are graduates
of Liberal arts colleges and in
terested in helping youths.
Florence Kerr is president of
the Superior PTA and Bob Kerr
is familiar to many through his
work with the American Field
Service program. They said this
award to their daughter was a
real “boost.”
The Shaw High Be Bops,
girls bowling champions, came
in competitoin with 17 other
Cleveland Suburban schools.
The Cuyahoga County bowling
rolloffs were held at Play
house Square Lanes, January
8th. They were tops of the
24 Shaw GAA Teams.
The reasons given by the 27
Shaw students who discontin
ued their education are broken
down as follows: Thirteen to
work, one to the Navy, four
because of personal illness and
nine (all 18 years or older) for
failure to attend classes.
All pupils discontinuing their
education are at least 16 years
of age. Dr. Nichols states that
the total of 33 drop-outs is av
erage for the East Cleveland
school district. This accounts
for a very low percentage of
the 2500 students in the
Nancy Kerr Wins
College Scholarship
Nancy Kerr, sixth grade student at Superior
school was awarded a $4,000 scholarship to the Ohio
College of her choice by the Kaiser-Roth Co., maker
of hosiery and other apparel.
Nancy’s name and that of her
sister, Beth, a Shaw Sophomore,
were submitted for considera
tion in the contest by their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerr
of 13333 Forest Hill ave.
Although the Kerrs entered
the contest in April they didn’t
receive word until Noyember
that their daughter Nancy was
one of 11,000 chosen to continue
in the competition.
Many language teachers in
the East Cleveland school sys
tem are expected to attend a
demonstration and discussion
of audio-visual teaching of
foreign languages at the Eas
town Motel Thursday after
noon between 2:30 and 9 pm.
In an informal meeting of
language teachers from Kirk
and Shaw last Wednesday it
was decided that a policy
should be formed on languages
between the junior and senior
high. Other than aggreeing to
get together more often no def
inite action was taken at
Invitations have been
out to the annual snowball ben.
efit dance of the Junior Board
of Huron Road Hospital to
be held Jan. 30th at the Mid
day club in the Union Com
merce building from 7 p. m. to
Vincent Patti will provide
the music.
Reservations may be made
by contacting the co-chairmen,
Mrs. Leo Simonson, FA. 1-8550
and Mrs. Paul T.
Evans, BL.
y. .-v -4
Relining the incinerator.
Purchase of transistor
radios and a new base sta
tion for the police station.
Pavement widening at
Helmsdale and Noble.
Paving of Euclid ave.,
east to Ivanhoe.
Widening at Taylor
Euclid by eight feet.
Beers Ford Parking
Many other things are being
The Shaw girls were only
12 pins behind the winning
Parma team that totaled 1914
The Be bops included: Debbie
Wachter, captain: Sue Taylor,
Judy Morison, Molly Welty,
Cindy Myles and Mary
33 Pupils
Quit School
74 Transfer
Since September, 33 pupils
have quit East Cleveland school
and 74 have transferred ac
cording to Dr. H. L. Nichols,
superintendent of schools. Dr.
Nichols reports that of the six
pupils who quit school at Kirk,
two left because of illness, two
to work and two because they
were needed at home.
They will meet informally
with the Mr. and Mrs. Club on
Friday night when its members
return to the Church for re
freshments after a Splash Party
at Shaw High pool.
Dr. Carl Dille will be the
preacher in the Sunday morning
service at 11 a. m. At the same
hour Dr. Lois Dille will be with
Junior and Junior High Church
School pupils.
Both will be at a joint Junior
High-Senior High Youth
Mrs. Carl Dine
Sunday evening at 7:30
p. m. to which young people of
Euclid Avenue Congregational
Church have been invited and
which is open to adults.
Though primarily an evangel
ist and specialist in rural ex
tension work Dr. Carl Dille
pursues a broad program of ac
tivities. He and Mrs. Dille are
founders of one Rural Life
School, and teachers in another
which has been highly success
ful in preparing promising
young Africans for leadership
in hundreds of tiny isolated
Hospital Dance
At Mid-day Club
In the dry seasons when the
roads are passable the Dilles
visit these villages to encour
age and consult with native
ministers, evangelists and
teachers. They conduct a mar
riage counseling service, talk
with as many as possible about
their personal problems, give
aid to the sick and, in general,
fill the triple role of teacher,
minister and—when no better
qualified person is available—
Carl and Lois Dille have been
all things to all people in need
since they first went to Africa
in 1939 under the American
Board of Commissioners for
Foreign Missions. Probaly their
most valuable contributions to
the general welfare of the Afri
cans are the Rural Life Schools.
Thursday, January 21, 1960
City Plans To Make
Ten 1960 Dreams
Become Realities
What city improvements can East Clevelanders
expect to brighten their 1960.horizons? Many of the
projects proposed were discussed during 1959 and
will become actualities during this year.
Included in this list according
to City Manager Charles Car
ran, are:
1. .Construction of a new
Number 2 fire house.
Development of three play
grounds, East 133rd st. at
Mann, Ravine drive and
the area between Shaw and
Elm avenues known as
skating rink field.
Culverting of Stanwood
4. .Introduction of a new
traffic ordinance.
considered, but they may not
materialize as soon as
projects mentioned above.
Station No. 2 will be built on
Shaw ave., on the same parcel
land occupied by the present
station only it will be closer to
Allegheny ave., thus enabling
the department to pull more
easily into Allegheny and still
maintain the present station
until the new one is completed.
The dimensions are given as
78 by 64 feet. The high ceiling
in the middle will allow two
peices of fire apparatus rather
than one. The piece of equip
ment which is now housed in the
Forest Hill Barn will be moved
to the new station as a reserve.
Missionary Team To
Spend Weekend With
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Carl R. Dille, distinguished
Congregational Christian missionaries in Angola,
Portuguese, West Africa, for the past 20 years, will
be guests of the East Cleveland Congregational
Church Tomorrow through Sunday
“The heart of our work lies
in the scattered little villages,”
says Dr. Dille, “and our dreams
are in the hands of the young
men we have trained in these
schools to carry on the work
Because the people are de
pendent upon the soil, says Dr.
Dille, agriculture is one of the
most important subjects they
are taught. “Good field prac
tices, vegetable gardening, crop
improvement and the know-how
of raising pigs and chickens are
all part of the curriculum.”
Born in West Liberty, O. in
1906, Dr. Carl Dille was edu
cated at Defiance College and
Ohio State College of Agricul
ture, and received his Bachelor
of Divinity degree from Yale
University Divinity School.
Mrs. Dille is a graduate of
Defiance College. The Dilies'
Rev. Carl Dille
are long-time personal friends
of the minister of the East
Cleveland Congregational
Church and his wife, the Rev.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. R. Pet
ers. Mrs. Dille and Mrs. Peters
spent their girlhood on the De
fiance College campus where
their fathers were respectively
Dean and President. Both cou
ples were at the Yale Univer
sity Divinity School at the same
In 1953 Defiance College
awarded the honorary degree
of Doctor of Social Sciences to
Mrs. Dille, and a Doctor of Di
vinity degree to her husband.
The Dilles were married in
1932. They have two children,
Thomas, 23, who lives near
Muncie, Ind., and Nancy, Mrs.
Wayne Dunbar, Greentown, Ind.
At. the expiration of their
year’s furlough in the United
States, Dr. and Mrs. Dille will
return to Africa to continue
their important programs there.
814 East 152nd St
Cleveland 10
Roy Wisecup, recreation direct
or, will have an office in the
new station.
Larger hose-drying rooms will
be provided and a fire hydrant
will be installed in front of the
station to check the hoses.
The city hopes to let bids
for construction of the fire sta
tion by early March. According
to present estimates, the sim
ple fire structure is not expect
ed to go beyond $100,000 in
On the Playground scene
the work at the three play
grounds is varried. Another
small children’s .playground
similar to the one on Coit
ave., is being planned for
133rd st. at Mann ave. First
large concrete bases on the
grounds w ill be taken out and
then the ground graded and
(Continued on page 12)
Three Tests
To Challenge
As the testing continues, it
becomes more apparent that it
is not an easy thing to become
a member of the East Cleveland
police force. Out of the 164
formal applications turned in
originally, only 84 aspirants are
left to continue with the testing.
The lowering of the age quali
fications from 23 to 21 in East
Cleveland is credited in part for
bringing the largest number
of applicants in many years.
Some of the original candidates
came from as far away as
Painesville, Conneaut, and
Youngstown, personnel director
Robert Moore said.
Of the 159 who took the writ
ten test, the first hurdle on the
road to becoming one of East
Cleveland's men in blue, only
97 passed. The test measures
aptitude and intelligence.
91 men took the athletic test
at Kirk Junior High which at
tempts to determine man's
physical agility as well as
strength through standard army
tests. Only seven failed to pass
that barrier.
The next stage of the test will
be the medical examinations
which will be given by city
health director. Dr. Fred Suppes.
probably within the next week.
Sometime after the physical
exams, the candidates will be
given polygraph tests and their
backgrounds and references will
be cheeked.
The final stage of the test
will be the 40-minute oral inter
views to be conducted by the
This year something new has
been added to the oral inter
view. A psychologist will aid
the commissioners by speaking
with the men before they talk
to the commissioners. This
method has been used in grant
ing promotions in the police
department with a degree of
success which merits its in
clusion in the original selection
of men for the department, ac
cording to Robert Moore.
Service Commissioners.
Once the eligibilty list is
drawn up, Mr. Carran will
chose eight men for the police
department. Anytime wnthin the
year in another opening arises
in the police department, a man
may be chosen from the eligi
bility list without another test.
Last year 140 men applied at
the onset, and eight were judged
eligible. Four w ere chosen for
the force.
Rink Business
Up This Year
The volume of business at
the Shaw ave. ice skating
rink is up 4,000 over last year
according to City Finance
Director G. T. Apthorp.
For those of you who still
have to schedule your skating
time in this year the following
information is listed.
Every Monday and Wednes
day is adult night.
Sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. and
8 to 10 p.m. daily.
In addition to the above Mt
sions, morning sessions are
held on Saturdays and legal
holidays from 9:30 to 11 and
on Sundays from 1 to 3 p. m.
Adult admission is .50 ex
cept for the morning when
its .35. Children are
for .25 on mornings
at other times.
and .35

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