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to GL 1-4383 14,850 Circulation Guaranteed THIS ‘NV I I THAT In tasl Cleveland 1961. Just practising We know it will take some time to get accustomed to writing 1961 so we will practise for a while. 1961 1961 1960. GOOD DEED! No greater ob servance of the Commandments “Love Thy Neighbor” ever was bought to our attention than what took place on Potomac ave. recently. Here is what happened: Mr. and rs. Tom Pesosky and three children were plan ning to leave town for a few days before Christmas. The morning of the day of departure, fire struck their home at 14604 Potomac. Dam age was sd bad, the Pesoskys had to leave town to live with relatives. Oddly enough, neighbors in sisted they leave immediately Not because the Pesoskys were undisirable, but because adtion -was planned by about a dozen neighboring families. When the family had left, the damaged furniture in the burnt-out home was cleaned and i. moved to vacant quarters up stairs. The unfortunate family’s clothing, bed sheets, pillow cases and so forth that were soiled in the fire were taken to homes in the neighborhood and the good ladies washed all. Meanwhile, the men began cleaning up the house and furn iture. Scrubbed smoke-coated walls, aired water-dampened furniture and repaired damaged appliances. Of course, when the family returned just a few days ago, its astonishment was prodig ious. We talked to Mrs. Pesosky who in a choked-voiae expressed the thanks of' the family to the fine neighbors. We referred to the Pesoskys as being unfortunate because of the misshap—but who could 7 ever claim to be the luckless with such friends. It is our intention to next week publish the names of those who have given new life to one Commandment—“Love Thy Neighbor!” BELATED GOOD DEED. A chicken in every pot, no doubt, is good for the country, but one in the wrong automobile could afford amusing compli cations. Such was the case with Mrs. Clover Palmer who had pre pared a sumptuous roasttr full of golden-brown chicken for a get together of her family on Christmas. Perhaps it was the thought of the pleasant gathering of a dozen relations. Or maybe she was oversome by the aroma of the dazzling meal as she car ried the food outside of her home at 13518 Wood worth rd. to her brother's car. At any rate, Mrs. Palmer put the Christmas dinner in the wrong car. The car sped off ,and it looked like quite a few people were going to go with out a holiday dinner. But, our heroine was quali fied for the crisis, and although it was sad because her efforts 4 seemed to have gone tor naught, she went out and pur- chased five barbecued chick ens and the big family dinner was on. At the tim^, Mrs. Palmer ex pressed the wish, whoever drove off with the golden brown chicken enjoyed it but would please return the roaster. Well, what do you think hap pened On New Year's day what should be found in front of »Mrs. Palmer’s home but the roaser full of golden- brown chicken—frozen solid. The theory is that the per son in the “wrong car” only discovered the uninvited cargo on New Year’s and hastily re traced his (or her steps and •left the food on the curb. And, as did our other tale, this had a happy ending also. Because Mrs. Paltaer and family started the New Year off right by consuming a roaster full of thawed out golden -brown chicken. Gent Her Non-Teaching Employees Join Ohio Association The non-teaching employees of the East Cleveland Board of Education have formed a chapter of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees and have elected Stanly Jagus president. Other officers named were John Meyer, vice presi dent James Blech, secretary and Leonard Majcher, treasurer. Organized in 1934 and incorporated in 1941, the association is the only state incorporated non-teaching school employees group and hast over 13,000 members and 100 requests for in-service training, local chapters, according tbj educational work shops, and ex Bleqh, change of ideas with other peo- The organization represents: pie. employees such as maintenance! “The local chapter will con workdrs, custodians, firemen,’serve time and energy of the school nurses, clerks cafeteria personnel cleaning matrons. Secretary Blech reports following on the aims of group: Purpose is Stated secretaries,! administrators on personnel and problems by providing for con sultation with committees ra the ther than individuals. the “The chapter serves as a med ium to assist in the promotion of school bonds and levies, Com- “The purpose of the associa- munity Chest, and local drives, tion is to profnote the interest School employees all hold of Public Education, advance the standards of non-teaching personnel, initiate and promote we sincerely believe in the bet legislation in the best interests terment of the educational pro of the school system and to gram rs well as the improve maintain a friendly spirit ofiment of working conditions.” cooperation with the state and I Blech further, added that the the local boards of education members of the association be and the tax payers they repre-........................................... sent. The association aids the school administrator in helping to promote a better understand ing of mutual problems and to increase the efficiency and maintain a high standard of i quality of service in a school service for the employee through I system.” has been averaging averaging Saturday the Cardinals will travel to Warrensville to face the unbeaten Tigers, who have won eight in a row. Warrens ville displays a fine pattern type offense featuring two of the better tall men of the area in 6 ft.-2 in. Bill Myer and 6 ft. 4 in. Ken Rowen. These two boys have scorers and been the leading rebounders for the Tigers and promise to cause the biggest headache for coach Tom Meinhardt and his eagers. Although the Cardinals suf fered a severe blow in losing by Ruth Klimowski “They’re just not making things today the way they used to!” How many times have you heard this said in the past few years applied to everything from toys to houses? The lov ing care and pride of workman ship put into useful articles made during the past century has been, for the most part, supplemented by demand for low-cost, production-line pro ducts. Typical of the hand made furniture that has withstood the test of time is the fine walnut “Lincoln-type” rocking chair that is owned by Mrs. Charles Ewing, 18X8 Windermere st. If this sturdy, hand-carved chair were suddenly endowed with the power of speech, -what a story it could tell^ th Missing Boy Found i Rande Velez, 12, was found after he was mssing rom his home at 14120 Potomac ave., V three days, East Cleveland lies reported. le was discovered Saturday jund 10 a. m. by Sgt. Allen Pearse in the neighborhood East 133rd st. and Arlington fc v The finest of walnut pieces were skillfully joined by a Con necticut furniture-maker when he constructed this rocker in 1852. According to custom at that time, the father of a new bride furnished the parlor for the young couple. s. Ewing's 'grandfather, therefore, had thia rocking chair, as well aa six side ehairs, “School employees all hold positions of great responsibiity. As members of the school team lieve that a non-teaching school employee “must be proud of his vocation and use his best efforts to elevate the standards of his work,, so that they may merit a re’putation for high Cardinals Out To Snap Rivals Winning Streak The Shaw High Cardinal eagers will probably be facing their toughest weekend of the season thus far when they encounter two unbeaten teams on Friday and Saturday., Tomorrow they will host the Parma Redmen, who have won seven straight ball games and are tied with Lakewood for the Lake Erie League lead with a 2-0 recurd. Although their tallest man is only 6 ft.-2 in., the Redman have shown a great deal of hustle and fine shooting to down their opponents. Former East Tech coach John Broski is, in his second year at Parma and his rebuild ing program is starting to pay off. Outstanding in the start ing five for Parma are for wards Al Yavorsky and All Ohio football quarterback Arnie Chonko. The guards are Doug Majher and Howie Wickert, while Kim Hill is the starting center. Yavorsky their leading scorer over 20 points per game and Majher has been around 14 points per game. co-cdptain Ken Klug through a broken foot, they have shown a lot of hustle and desire in winning both of their games over the Christmas holidays. On Dec. 27th they jumped off to an early lead over a tall Youngstown Boardman team and raced to their biggest win of the year by downing the out of-towners 66-37. Combining a fast breaking offense with a pressing defense, the Cardinals were led by guards Larry Lako and Gint Valaitis and forward Jerry Harback who scored points between them. Council Will Probe Facts On Censorship What about the paper backs, the best sellers, and much of the reading mat ter now flooding the coun try: Is there need for censorship as proposed by some groups? The East Cleveland Commu nity Council will take a close look at this much debated sub ject at its Thursday, Jan. 12th meeting. Program Chairman, Dr. Har old L. Nichols, superintendent of East Cleveland Public Schools, with the assistance of Mrs. Lillian Clark, head of the East Cleveland Public Library system, is preparing the pro gram based on “An Intelligent Approach to Literary Censor ship.” Lending her skills and expe rience as a member of the Shaw High School Department of English will be Mrs. Ruby Olson. Combining his belief that it is good for Community Coun cil members to visit local agen cies, and to provide the per fect backdrop for this particu lar discussion, the program will be held in Caledonia Branch Library, 960 Caledonia ave. Dinner, as usual, will be served in Shaw Cafeteria at 6:30. Program at 8 p. m. 45 Dog License Deadline Is January 20th To make it easier for residents to secure their dog licenses, branch offices are now open in this area. The last day to obtain a license without a penalty is Jan. 20th. Licenses can be purchased at the Small Animal Clinic. 18235 Euclid ave. Glenville Pet Shop, 10638 St. Clair ave.. the East Cleveland City Hall, 14340 Eu clid ave.. and the Euclid Veter inary Hospital, 25580 Lakeland blvd. a drop-leaf table, and sofa (all horsehair covered) made for her mother, Mary Hough, when she married George Smith. This nine-piece “parlor” set, plus a Brussells carpet, cost Mr. Hough the extraordinary sum of $100. With present day antique prices what they are, the table alone could bring this sum on today’s market. In 1894, Bessie Smith married Charles Ewing, Congregational 'missionary. New Haven friends and relatives were amazed when they learned that the new Mrs Ewing was going to China their Bess, who had never been further from New Haven, Con necticut than New York City! “I was asked,” was her reply to interested questioners. It wasn’t until 1904, however, that Mrs. Ewing’s rocker started on its trip to Peking, in north China. The homes and furnishings of all missionaries had suffered during the Boxer Rebellion, and everyone who lived in China at that time was asked to try and replace neces sary household furnishings with belongings left back in the States. From New Haven to Boston, and then through the Panama Canal on board ship, the rockJ For persons needing it, trans portation from Shaw to the library will be available. Community Council presi dent, Mrs. Robert McNamarra. urges a good representation of the organization members for this facet, which should be of vital concern to the commu nity. local Mr. Joseph Eckel will make a progress report on the forth coming 50-year observance of East Cleveland as a city. Ronald Fricke, son’ of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Fricke of 1899 Knowles st. entered this fall as a freshman at Case Insti tute of Technology in Cleveland. East Cleveland Leader The East Cleveland Leader, The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage in Northeast Greater Cleveland Volume No. 20—No. 1 East Cleveland, Ohio By Mail $5.00 Per Year Thursday, January 5, 1961 st REPORTING BACK to Draft Board 29 after his discharge from the service is Robert Dinallo of Penrose ave. He is shown receiving his papers from Mrs. Adeline Hertel, cler’k, as John Rich, chairman, looks on. Unpleasant Business Of Drafting Goes On Draft Board members, like tax collectors have a pretty thankless job. Yet, like col lecting taxes, drafting young men into the Armed Forces is 'a task that has to be done. For nearly 20 years, three men and a woman have been at the helm of Board 29 in Pros pect School which is the select ive Service headquarters for East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights. The men are Draft Board Members John A. Rich, 1751 Wymore ave., chairman Philip Lustig, 1737 Cumberland rd., vice chairman end David M. Spence, 14227 Ardenali ave., secretary The woman is Mrs. Adeline Hertel of 3784 Delmore rd., who has been clerk of the board since its existence. It was Mrs. Hertel who ex plained about the workings of the board and who had count less stories, sad, amusing and trag’c to tell about those who had been to see her. The primary function of the board is to register boys as they become 18. Mrs. Hertel does this with the aid of a clerk. Miss Mary Sue Jones who works at the East Cleve land office four days a week and one day downtown. The boys who registered are not inducted immediately. They are put in a pool and upon reaching age 22 are subject to drafting. Of course the amount of men drafted depends on the needs of the various branches of the Armed Forces Average 65 a Month Mrs. Hertel explained that over the years the average for her office has been in the neigh borhood of 65' a month. The East Cleveland office opened in 1940 and stayed in business until 1946. It reopened in 1948 and has been drafting ever since. Besides being in charge of the local office, Mrs. Hertel has been called upon many times Globe-Trotting Rocker Rolls Into Century Mrs. Charles Ewing ,• Reminiscing in 109-year-old rocking chair Ing chair traveled safely to the er to tell about the game that! Ewing’s house in China, Mrs. she and her sister and two! 40-year’s service in the Cleve Ewing’s daughter Marion, af- brother flayed in the chair. Hand Public Library Children's fectionately reminded her moth- VLXLVF IU vuv vtBcaaas scsasw a ww All .horn in China* the fouriDivision. to instruct in other offices on the complicated Selective Ser vice setup. For her efforts, she has been cited by Washington officials. A little known aspect of the draft board is keeping track of men returning from service duty. All draftees must report back to their board upon er mination of their luties to get reclassified. In comparing the drafting of today with that of World War II and the Korean Con flict, Mrs. Hertel is quick to say that most men are mors reluctant to go into service now than during the war periods. “This is understandable,” she stated, “for they feel there is no need to go in when the coun try is not at war.” “But never-the-less,” she add ed, in the 20 years working on the Iraft board, I’ve seen very few men so reluctant to enter the service, that is became a problem.” In fact, from her experience, Mrs. Hertel feels that many (Continued on Page 2) College Values Amidst the present college requirements, tests, costs, policies, etc., do you wonder what the true values, the real objectives, of a college education are? Next Monday at 7:30 p. m. in the Korb Student Center, Shaw High School’s College Club uill present Dr. G. Brooks Earnest, president of Fenn tempt tions. College, who will at to answer these ques- Earnest will speak on Dr. the topic, “What the college freshman can expect in 60's.” X. A ‘A young Ewing children had never seen America they knew of it only from stories they heard from their parents and other missionaries. Safe within the strong arma of the rocking chair, they woaM itt" $taib on and rock the chair down the long, polished-wood floor of their hall into their father’s study, Thia game w^s called “Going to America,” and has tened many long hours for the children. Can you imagine many of today’s chairs being able to sur vive such punishment as four active youngsters woald pr- Living isitaggei '3 fife in China was baz*4 for missionaries, anj the Boxer Re bellion was eight weeks of mpjdy rice and pMile meat for the*Tswings. They stayed $n Until 1911, however, when thqy came back to America to edu cate their children! It was Cleveland’s excellent reputation for interest in chil dren’s library facilities that brought daughter Marion here ... last July, she retired from Yule Tree Pick-Up Begins Mon. Christmas trees will be picked up the week begeining Monday, according to Service Director Joe Henry. Signs must be placed at the ends of each street the day before collection and trees must be placed on the ground level in front or side yards. The following schedule will be followed as closly as wea ther permits. Monday: Superior Hill streets and all streets south of Euclid from S. Lakeview to Wymore. Tuesday: Page to Hillside, south of Euclid, Lee Road hilltop, Stanwood hilltop, Tay-lor Road hilltop. Wednesday: Noble Road hilltop, Colonial Heights hill top. streets north of Euclid from Noble to Shaw. All streets from Woodworth to Shaw including Ardenali,. .Strathmore and Orinoco. Thursday: Savannah to Ed dy, east of Hayden, Eddy to Shaw, west of Hayden. Fay, Emily and Thornhill. Friday: Hayden, Rozelle to N. Lakeview. Hennie Elected To Second Term As FOP Prexy Ptl. William Hennie was re cently elected to his second term as president of the East Cleve land Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 39. He will be installed at the group's annual dinner-dance which is scheduled to be held at the Lake Shore Country Club, Jan. 21st. Dinner Chair man' trill ,be Sgt. Allan Pearse. Other officers that will be installed are Det. Al Hospodar, vice president Ptl. Don Scheut xow. secretary (second term) Ptl. Harvey Shaw, treasurer (second term) Ptl. Ed Win terstelier, conductor Ptl. Ron the All parents, students, and other interested persons are welcome. Refershments will be served following themeot- ng. i Williams, inner guard Ptl. Joe Nally, outer guard Ptl. John McDonaald, chaplain Lt. Rob art Hall, trustee and Sgt. Wil liam Campbell, trustee. Meanwhile, as part of the mission-house furnishings, the Ewing rocker remained in China. Numerous families en joyed its relaxing comfort. It wasn’t until 1922, when the Ewings returned to China, leav ing their children in America, all safely educated and estab lished, living together. Shortly after, when Mr. Ewing was fatally injured in an auto acci dent, Mrs. Ewing and the rock ing chair came back to the States for the last time. In 1931, Mrs. Ewing and daughter Marion, established their hpme in Eait Cleveland, with the peripatetic rocker given i» •prominent place ‘of, honor ‘ip 'Pont of their fire place. Celebrated 90th Birthday On Dec. 20th, Mrs. Ewing was 90 years old. Sometime this year, her rocking chair will be 90 yeaers old. Mrs. Ewing is truly young in spirit, delight ful to talk with, and has a storehouse of wonderful mem ories earned through a full and happy life. The chair? It is as sturdy as the day it was made, and just as comfortable. So, you see. perhaps it’s true: "They juft DON’T make things i now the way they used to!” Among construction jobs to be completed this year is a Pick & Pay Supermarket at the corner of Stanwood rd. and Eu clid ave. However, most likely high lighting the year will be the celebration of East Cleveland’s 50th anniversary which is scheduled for the end of May. “One of the city’s activity on this occasion,” Mr. Carran pointed out, “will be a city hall open house to enable the public to visit and inspect recent ad ditions to municipal buildings.” In reviewing 1960 for The LEADER, Mr. Carran had this to say: “Some of the more signifi cant developments and high lights of the past year con cerning Our Town were the culverting of Stanwood Creek which eliminated a health haz ard and a potential flooding threat. “The construction of a new fire station on Shaw ave., which will accommodate additional rolling equipment. ,7‘The remodelling of the Commission Chamber and Courtroom in the section of City Hall which is now over 100 years old. “The continuation of strict enforcement of building and zoning ordinances. “The installation of equip ment to increase water pressure for Nela Park and the sur rounding residential area. “•The adoption of a new traf-: fic code and completion of a parking lot on BeersfoYd ave. for city meployees which helped to ease the congestion on streets in the neighborhood of city hall. “The installation of play ground equipment for small children at the skating rink field and the completion of baseball diamonds and foot ball practise fields in that area. “Also, with the cooperation of state and county officials, the resurfacing of Euclid ave., from Beersford ave. to Ivanhoe rd., went off smoothly. “The inspection and repair of sidewalks throughout the com munity was accomplished as was the resurfacing of some 25 city streets. “The relining of the city incinerator was finished and a small children’s playground was developed at the corner of East 133rd st. and Mann ave. “Taylor rd. was widened and the polio innoculation of all school children went off with out a hitch. “Transistor radios were pur chased for the police deuart ent and nine new policemen were added to the force. ‘Lighting poles and fixtures on Forest Hill blvd. and Ter race rd. between Belmore and Superior, were replaced. “A neU’ A &’ store opened a*t Eutlid eve. and Rosemont and right behind it rose a new 32lane bowling alley. “And to top it all. the con struction of a 13-story high rise aartment began in Ter race rd., opposite Huron Road Hospital.” -W4 Life Saver, Anyone? East Cleveland YMCA-YWCA will sponsor Junior and Sen ior Life Saving Classes at Shaw Pool on Saturdaya at 1:30 to 1:30 p.m. First class will start this Saturday. Interested persons may regis ter by calling the East Cleve jland "Y” at GL 1-3425. NEWS and BUSINESS MAIL 814 E. 152nd St Cleveland 10 Housing Code Tops 1961 Plans Reports Carran City Manager Charles A. Carran in a special re port to The Leader saw for 1961 the adoption of housing code that will enable East Cleveland to maintain a higher standard of control over residential dwellings and the hiring of an additional inspector experinced in this field to en force the code. “The Regional Planning Building Code is currently be ing studied and in all probabil ity wil be adopted this year, Mr. Carran asserted. Other plans for 1961. accord ing to the city manager, are the completion of a system of fire alarms connected directly to the fire stations from all schools and the razing of the old fire house on Shaw ave. and the conversion of the area into a parking lot. “Also.” he said, “the flooding condition at Ivanhoe rd. is be ing studied by county and city officials and it is hoped this plight will be corrected before the year’s end.” a Rezoning Plea Is Rejected The East Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals turned down a request by Louis Zeldman Tuesday for rezoning a parcel of land on Ravine dr., near Nela Park for the erection of an apartment building. The action was taken after more than a dozen residents of the area voiced their strong objections to the proposed use of the property. Officially, Zeldman and his representative William J. Braun, a registered engineer and planning consultant had asked for a variance use of the land. The property at present is zoned a U-l i a i e use which limits it to one and two family dwellings. Braun, who says he is with Joseph E. McSteen, a civil en gineering and surveying firm, told the board and the irate citizens present at the Tuesday morning meeting that Zeld man’s request would not mean a change in present zoning. He was then legally advised by Law Director Stanley Web ster that such was not the case. “In order for an apartment site to be approved, the prop (Continued on Page 2) Election Highlights Board Meet As happens at the first meet ing of each year, the clerk treasurer of the school board will conduct the session Mon day night for a few moments. It will be Mrs. Ruth N. Morin’s job to take charge and entertain nominations for School Board president for 1961. Other officers to be elected are a vice president and clerk treasurer. At the meeting, board mem bers will also consider a tempo rary appropriation resolution that will allow a half million dollars to be set aside from the general fund for payment of salaries and $200,000 for other expenses. Further business will include accepting the certification of Supt. Harold Nichols that there are 5,896 pupils enrolled in East Cleveland public schools. This certification will per mit the setting aside of $1,000 from the general fund for 1961 for use in payment of expenses of board members or their rep resentatives on official school business. Board members also will give thought to the following recom mendations of Supt. Nichols: APPOINTMENTS Gerald ine Beyvl as a third-grade teacher at Prospect, Suzanne Vacha, first-grade teacher at Prospect. RESIGNATION Richard Jackson, maintenance man. PROFESSIONAL E E T INGS—Mrs. Morin, Ohio School Business Officials, in Colum bus Dr. Nichols, American As sociation of School Adminis trators, Philadelphia. March 27 31. DIFFERENTIA! to Robert Neil Skinner of $500 for his responsibility as pool director for the second semester of the 1960-61 school year.. Also on the agenda will be the financial reports for 1959 1960 and budget requests for 1960-1961 as submitted tty Shaw Athletic Director Don Drebus and Shaw Principe* I Wayne C. Blough.