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GL 1-4383
14,850 Circulation
In bast Cleveland
stated last week, we would be
proud to print the names of the
many people on Potomac ave.,
who came to the assistance of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pesosky in
their time of need.
As you know, the Pesoskys
were victims of a fire and had
to leave town because of dam
age to their home.
While they were gone, neigh
bors took over and cleaned up
for them and spent many days
doing the Pesosky laundry that
was soiled during the fire.
Here are the names of the
people and their Potomac house
numbers who put new meaning
into the Commandment “Love
Thy Neighbor:”
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hardy
HI. 14610 Mrs. Mary Arnold,
sons Walter and Gary, 14614:
Neil and Stella Grove, owners
of the Pososky home at 14604
Mrs. Bessie Lang, 14602:
Mrs. Beverly Gardinar and
mother, Mrs. Sarah Mutchler.
11615 Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Hammel and son Dennis, 14520:
George Herschler, 14514 Bil1
Wittenmyer, 14621 Nelson
Wittenmyer, 14505 Mrs. Ralph
Henderson, 14607 Mrs. Carl R.
Strasshofer, 14517.
We also are indebted to Mrs
Zella Goda of 14609 Potomac
who gave us the tip on this fine
neighborly gesture.
HEADLINERS. On this page
are two news-makers who have
something in common they
carry the last- name of Gottron.
Of course one is our reelected
school board president and the
other is his pretty daughter
Meg. They are both engaged
in fine efforts and we wish
them the best of luck.
TRAVELERS. Heading for
Columbus, Jan. 26th to partici
pate in the State House Con
ference on Education will be
John C. Deck, 1656 Elberon
Mrs. Robert C. Kreutzberg,
1045 Grey ton Mrs. T. Cryil
Noon, 16328 Glynn and, of
course, Supt. Dr. Nichols.
That is what Dr. Nichols says
of members of the Board of
Education and at last Monday
night's meeting he gave spe
cific examples. He pointed out
that Member Robert A. Hender
son knew more about school
buildings in East Cleveland
than most career officials.
Ciarles Hamilton is aware of
the complete financial system
Mrs. Marie Madson and Ralph
L. Peckinpaugh are well-versed
in education as is President
Richard Gottron.
This is a result of the devo
tion and time spent by each
member on behalf of the com
this columnist was duly ap
pointed (though belated) a rep
presentative of Dr. Nichols
after last Monday’s meeting
and thereby doesn’t owe the
Cleveland YMCA 60 cents as
does a certain member of the
It seems that when the writ
er and Mr. Henderson jour
neyed to the YMCA camp last
year to observe some sixth
graders learning out of doors,
we failed to pay the price of
our breakfast.
The rules say that casual
meals are by invitation only,
and these will be accounted for
on the basis of 60 cents per
meal. The only exception would
be the superintendent of the
East Cleveland Board of Edu
cation, and the camp executive
of the YMCA or their delegated
been said of certain people in
the area attending the forth
coming Presidential Inaugural
Ball. Well, we hear that Miss
Lynn Rae Funk, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Funk of
14108 Potomae ave., will also
be at that gala and historical
Miss Funk was the choice of
Midshipman Stuart F. Fitrell
for “So Nice To Come Home
To” honors at the U.S. Naval
Academy in 1959.
Pert Miss Funk was one of
eight winners in this photo con
test. And, we well know that
she will do East Cleveland
proud as the Belle of th® B&ll
Volume No. 20—No. 2
Shaw Athletic
Hit By Board
The Shaw High athletic department is expected to
improve its bookkeeping facilities in light of criticism
of East Cleveland school board members who have
proclaimed that the present system “leaves much to
be desired.”
Gottron Is
Board Prexy
For 2nd Time
The board approved the department’s 1961 budget
the stipulation
Member Ralph
that “a more
Richard A. Gottron
Reelected president of
East Cleveland School Board
at its organizational meeting
Monday night was Richard A.
Gottron whose elementary
secondary education was
ceived in the system he
Reelected vice president
Robert A. Henderson and Mrs.
Ruth N. Morin was reelected
clerk-treasurer for the 15th
straight year.
Mr. Gottron has been a mem
ber of the board for the past
five years and will be serving
his second term as president.
He is a graduate of Western
Reserve University and is vice
president-business manager of
the Cleveland Clinic Founda
tion and a Trustee of Hiram
House. He resides at 15457
Brewster rd.
Mr. Henderson, who lives at
1311 Hayden, is associated with
Henderson Plumbing.
i of 20,517 with
as requested by
L. Peckinpaugh
intelligent and
budget be presented and it
should not be exceeded without
prior approval of the board.”
To this Shaw i n i a
Wayne C. Blough answered
“We certainly will make every
effort to cooperate with the
board knowing full well the
members have the best interest
of the school system at heart.”
He would not comment
further on the board’s specific
complaint because he had not
received any official notifica
tion of displeasures.
In this, figures revealed a 16
per cent over-expenditure as the
athletic department asked for
$12,010 and spent $13,943.69 or
16 per cent more than re
The football budget request
for 1961 is $12,810 the basket
ball request is $3,795 and
spring sport estimates total
At any rate, the board agreed
to leave any bookeeping house
cleaning up to administration
ALL SMILES and for good reason are these participants
in planning East Cleveland FOP installation and din
ner-dance Saturday, Jan. 21st. Shown left to right
in front are Howard W. Edwards, newly elected presi
dent of the East Cleveland FOPA Police Chief H. S.
Weaver, who will serve as master of ceremonies and
Capt. Robert Troyan, installing officer. In the rear are
Ptl. William Hennie (left) who will be installed for
the second time as FOP president and Sgt. Allan
Pearse, ticket chairman.
FOP Installation, Dinner
And Dance Set For Jan. 21
The annual officers installa
tion dinner-dance of the East
Cleveland Fraternal Order of
Police, Lodge 39 will be held at
6:30 p. m., Saturday, Jan. 21st,
at the Lake Shore Country
Club. Dinner nad ticket chair
man is Sgt. Allan Pearse.
Music for dancing will be
supplied by Bob Patties orches
tra and guest speaker for the
affair will be James L. Broz,
jr., whose subject will be
“Counter Intelligence Activi
Mr. Broz is duputy commis
sioner of purchases and sup
plies for the City of Cleveland,
and a graduate of Western Re
serve University. He formerly
served with the U.S. Army
Counter Intelligence Corps.
in Washington. Serving as master of cere-Jerry Sherwin of the j^ake
I Gone IfrreA I monies will be East Cleveland Shore Country Club.
Police Chief H. $. “Buck’1
Installing officer for the FOP
will be Captain Robert Troyan.
Special guests will be Judge
and Mrs. Stanton Addams, Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Webster, East
■Cleveland law director, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Dudek, national
president FOP, Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Horrigan, trustee of state
FOP, Joe Canitia, trustee State
FOPA, Mr. and Mrs. William
Hennie, president East Cleve
land FOP, Howard W. Edwards,
president elect East Cleveland
FOPA, and Mr. and Mrs. Bos
well Jones, president of the
Circle Kiwanis Club.
As in the past a capacity
crowd is expected for an eve
ning of fine entertainment and
a steak dinner prepared by
it-. it .. -r A.
East Cleveland, Ohio
Contrary to a generally
culated report, the board
not issue a warning to
athletic department to watch
its budget a little more closely
this year.
The group merely wishes to
see improvements made in the
actual bookkeeping procedure.
Oddly enough, Uris comes at
a time the athletic department
is asking for less money this
year than it spent in 1960
Last year, it spent $21,180
for all athletic activities. How
ever, it had asked for $19,
590 or over spent close to seven
per cent.
The main bone of contention
is expenditures concerning the
football budget.
Members of the American
team have been selected on
the basis of best times record
ed in A.A.U. swimming meets.
Team e be s have been
drawn from 16 states and they
will compete in a total of 25
events for girls and 25 for
Meg’s interest in competit
ive swimming began in 1955
when she won a first place
ribbon in the Labor Day swim
ming races at Forest Hill Swim
Club. She joined the Cleveland
Swim Club team a little over
two years ago, and since then
has competed in more than 50
swimming meets, some of
which have taken her as far
away as Oak Ridge, Tenn., and
Philadelphia, Pa.
Meg swims all of the basic
strokes, which are freestyle,
backstroke, butterfly, and
breastroke, and puts them all
together when competing in
the individual medley. She holds
a number of district and pool
records in various events.
Meg works out nearly every
day in the summertime, swim
ming three days a week at the
Great Lakes pool in Brecksville,
which is headquarters for the
Cleveland Swim Club, and on
other days she works at the
Forest Hill Club pool. In the
winter, she practices with the
Cleveland Swim Club at Fenn
The Shaw High Rhythm-Teens
and Band present their Mid
Winter Concert this Saturday
night in the Shaw Auditorium.
The program begins at 8 m.
The Rhythm-Teens have been
acclaimed by thousands as be
ing an outstanding entertain
ing group. Its 16 singers and
16-piece jazz band has been
the feature entertainment at
many national conventions held
in Cleveland.
The largest convention en
tertained this season was that
of the American Automobile
Association at the Statler Hil
ton Hotel.
Comments from those attend
ing singled out the musical
group as being the highlight
»f the four-day meeting.
The directors of the unit are
Margery Shields and S. Robert
Fraser. The Rhythm-Teens pre
sent their show throughout the
school year at private showings.
This is their only public ap
pearance for the community to
The always popular Shew
Band also to presenting a pro­
East Cleveland Leader
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Meg Gottron Competes In
International Swim Meet
Meg Gottron, a fifth-grade pupil at Caledonia
School, will be a member of the American swimming
team which will compete against Canada in the 8th
Annual Canadian-American Invitational Dual Swim
ming Meet Saturday, Jan. 21st.
The meet will be held in the Oak Park-River Forest
Ill. High School pool, with thei
Illinois Parents Swimming As
sociation acting as host.
Meg w’ill be one of two Am
erican girls swimming the 50
yard freestyle for ten year
olds and under against the two
best from Canada,
also participate in
yard freestyle relay.
College on Monday evenings
and Saturday mornings, and
works out on Wednesday eve
nings with Coach Neil Skin
ner’s speed class at Shaw High
Meg’s coach at the Cleveland
Swim Club is Bob Busbey, a
former All American swimmer,
who founded the club in 1953.
One of her teammates, 14-year
old Judy Norton of Berea, has
also been selected to represent
the American team in the Can
adian-American meet. Meg and
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ri
chard A. Gottron, live at 15457
Brewster rd.
Her team mate in
vidual event will be Judy Hum
and in
will be
lene Cupp of Toledo.
of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
the relay Meg and Judy
joined by Barbara Sen
of Dayton and Char-
CTS Revises
Bus Schedules
A lack of riders will neces
sitate some cuts in CTS ser
vice on certain runs, while
at the same time additional
service will be given on other
lines because of increased pa
Among cuts to be made are
the elimination of “owl” ser
vice on the Nottingham line
Saturday through service on
Euclid express bus routes and
a one-third slash in service on
the Superior trackless trolley
runs between East 129th st.
and East 152nd st. on St. Clair
According to Robert Korach,
Cleveland Transit schedule su
perintendent, a rush-hour trip
will be added on the Lake
Shore Express. Trips origin
ating in Euclid will be non
stop between East 185th st.
and downtown Cleveland.
gram with “On Broadway” as
the theme. Selections from the
musical successes “My Fair
Lady,” “The Sound of Music,”
“L’il Abner” and “Victory at
Sea” make up their repertoire
for the evening.
A graduate of this month,
Marvin Price, will be heard as
cornet soloist playing “Conver
sation for Cornet” by Clare
Grundman, the Shaw graduate
who is a top television composer
in New York.
Director Fraser will conclude
the band’s program by leading
the 80 members in the ever
popular “Stars and Stripes For
ever” with the traditional pic
colo and brass trimmings.
The Rhythm-Teen program is
a varied one, featuring all pop
ular rhythmic tunes. Their fast
moving show slows its pace
only once when Gayle Vogler,
the talented violinist, joins the
vocalists in a beautiful rendi
tion of Schubert’s “Ave Maria.”
Other high points in the show
spotlight Pat Noon, Shaw’s
“Tommy Dorsey,” playing his
trombone version of ‘‘I’m Get-
By Mail $5.00 Per Year
BOARD OF MANAGERS. Pictured above
of managers for 1961. They posed for this picture at a recent general meeting
Cleveland YMCA
of the group. First row (left to right): James E. Bateman, Clarence A. Rauch, Sterling T. Apthorp, Carl R.
Apthorp, Grant T. Apthorp, Robert Thompson, Irving Shreck, Dr. Homer C. Alexander. Second row: Rollin
Rendlesham, Dr. Harold Nicholi, Thomas W. Priscilla, Theodore M. Mann, Edmund V. Dowden, Kenneth R.
Vermillion, E. V. Rasmussen, Ray Snyder. Third row: Dr. William E. Forsythe, William Dearth, Stanley G.
Webster, Robert Henderson, Donald H. Fortune, John B. Austin, Ralph Peckinpaugh, Louis L. Myers. Last
row: Donald K. Barclay, Robert P. Becht, William Cleland, Ralph Fox, William J. Kutcher, and T. C. Peters.
On the Board of Managers, but not present for picture: Rev. Thurman F. Alexander, Stewart F. Arming
ton, jr., Hamilton Beatty, James T. Bernier, jr., J. A. Billington, Stephen A. Blossom, Paul W. Broer, George
A. Bryant, James Bryant, Rev. Alfred R. Buehner, George W. Burrell, Charles A. Carran, Arthur E. Grif
fith, Howard M.. Griffith, Rev. Laurence Hall, Charles G. Hamilton, Dr. Frederick G. Hamilton, William F.
Hann, jr., George N. Havens, Bernard Keister, Daniel L. Kramer, Dr. William E. Morris, Dr. Robert F. Peters,
Charles G. Rendlesham, Norman W. Townsend, Robert C. Wiemer, Dr. Howard M. Wells, Kenneth S.
Whiteman, Harry Willert.
Red Cross To
Offer Home
Nursing Class
Free classes in home nursing
will be offered at Chambers
Elementary School, 14121 Shaw
ave., East Cleveland 1:30 to
3:30 p. m. starting Monday,
Jan. 30th and continuing each
Monday for seven weeks. Spon
sor of the course is the Heights
Office of the Greater Cleveland
Red Cross.
Arrangements for this vital
training were made by Mrs. W.
G. Sonville, home nursing chair
man in East Cleveland of 14018
Orinoco ave.
She said emphasis would be
given to these skills: care of
the sick or aged in the home,
making a bed, reading a ther
mometer, giving baths, plan
ning a balanced diet, fixing
appeal-looking food trays, plan
ning games and activities for
the ill, and assisting the doctor
who responds to a sick call.
Persons unable to attend this
class may enroll in a Tuesday
course starting Jan. 23rd at
the Cleveland Heights Commu
nity Room, 2975 Mayfield rd.,
also 1:30 to 3:30 p. m.
For additional information,
call Red Cross’s Heights Office.
SK 2-4060, or Mrs. James
Reese, SK 2-3643.
Deadline Near
For Dog Tags
One week from tomorrow
(Jan. 20th) is the last day
to get dog licenses without
paying a fine reports Deputy
Registrar Mrs. Lorene Don
She explains that you can
either stop in and see her at
the East Cleveland City Hall,
14340 Euclid ave., between
8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. or mail a
description of your dog and
include a self-addressed en
velope plus the $2 fee to her
at the city hall.
"Your dog license will
then be sent to you by re
turn mail,” Mrs. Donnelly
are some of the members of the East
Races Planned
At Ice Rink
Races are being planned at
at the East Cleveland ice
skating rink, it was reported
Sheldon Schweikert. assist
ant to the city manager, said
the races will be held at 6
p. m. on Wednesdays, Thurs
days, and Fridays starting
next week.
He pointed out the follow
ing rules that will prevail:
Those who want to partici
pate must live in East Cleve
land or the East Cleveland
school district must be a
student must secure parents’
permission and must sign up
at the ice rink.
“Separate races, based on
ages will be held,” Schweik
ert said.
Further information can
be obtained by visiting the
ice rink at 14801 Shaw ave.
City Adds
In a further drive to main
tain East Cleveland’s property
value and enforce zoning reg
ulations, a new housing inspec
tor will be added to the pay
roll, City Engineer Malcolm S.
Douglas reported today.
He is Roy E. Hulsebus, 53, of
2331 Bellfield ave.. who will be
assigned principally to multi
ple dwellings. However, when
the new city house code goes
into effect his responsibilities
also will cover other dwellings.
Hulsebus will receive $7,000
per year, plus a $440 yearly
expense for his automobile.
He has been a Cleveland
housing inspector for the past
eight years and prior to that
was building superintendent
for the Western Reserve His
torical Society.
His appointment brings the
building and housing inspection
staff up to four.
Rhythm-Teens And Band Mid-Winter Concert Is Saturday Night
THE SHAW HIGH RYTHM-TEENS have been captivating audiences with their
smooth and lively performances for several years. The emphasis is on rhythm
in their presentations of special arrangements of musical favorites. The per
sonnel is chosen from the* school's choir, band and orchestra and this activity is
an extra-curricular outgrowth of the regular music instruction at Shaw High
School. The show for the year is prepared by weekly rehearsals during the
summer.. With never more than a one-third holdover in personnel from year to
year the Shaw Rhythm-Teens have maintained a consistently high standard
of performance.
Ruffians and footpads are
finding it difficult to make a
living in East Cleveland as a
result of Our Town’s competent
police force.
Attesting to this is'a trio
that assaulted Victor Hamilton
of 1892 Idlewood recently and
were caught an hour later thro
ugh the combined efforts of the
uniform police and detective
Also, the hood that assaulted
and stabbed Miss Cecila Farron
in front of her home at 13314
Mann ave., will have a long
time to think of the foolishness
of his misdeeds.
After stabbing his victim, he
ran and the alarm was given.
Alerted to his description. Ptl.
Donald Schewtzow spotted him
J. Durant Mix
Is Commission
'61 President
J. Durant Mix
J. Durant (Tom) Mix was
elected president of the East
Cleveland City Commission at
its organization meeting Tues
day night. At the same time
Paul W. Broer was named to
fill the vice presidency seat
vacated by Mix.
In gaining the new position,
Mix will receive a 50 per cent
boost in pay as his salary as a
commissioner will go from $100
to $150.
Mix has been a member of
the governing body since 1957
when he was appointed to fill
an unexpired term.
He is an accountant with
offices at 15461 Euclid ave. He
resides at 1279 Melbourne rd.
Broer also was named to fill
a vacancy several years ago,
but then was elected as a com
missioner. He served as presi
dent in 1957 after being a
member for four years.
Broer is owner of Paul’s Res
taurant at the Shaw-JIayden
corner and lives at 14508
Terrace rd.
Mix as president was off to
a good start as the first meet
ing he presided over lasted 11
In that time, the commis
sioners approved an appropria
tion ordinance and reappointed
Broer and Frank H. Fellows as
members of the Fire Pension
tin’ Sentimental Over You.”'fingers flying over his ac-J Anyone through high school one basket rather than having
When the spotlight picks uplcordion in brilliant' arrange-iage may enjoy this exciting:each building insured separate-*
Joe DiLeese you will see his! ments of favorite melodies. (evening for fifty cents. Adultjly as was previously done.
814 E. 152nd St
Cleveland 10
Speedy Police
Action Solves
Rash Of Crimes
entering a cab at Superior and
Reinforcements were called
and the culprit was taken into
custody. Under questioning, he
admitted the stabbing plus en
tering apartments on First ave.,
twice and several other bur
glaries on East 133rd st.
Both Hamilton and Miss Far
ron are recovering from their
Thn there was the trio that
tried their strong-arm talents
Monday at Hazel’s Delicates
sen, 1787 Hayden ave.
They fled after assaulting
Mrs. Hazel Hammerstrom of
13405 First ave., owner
of the store and robbing her
and employee Teresa Hiles,
13916 Savannah and customer
Clara La Torraca, 1803 Hay
den of some $90.
The robbers were cornered at
Phillips and Lakeview after a
merry chase by patrolmen Ri
chard Sherrick and Harold Ols
who annswered the alarm. Us
ing their cruiser to block the
culprits’ car, the police officers
forced the trio out of their car
and while Ptl. Ols held them at
shot-gun point, Ptl. Sherrick
disarmed them.
The strong-arm robbers were
escorted to an already filler
East Cleveland jail.
Police Chief H. S. Weave!
praised the men involved in the
captures for their fine work.
Y Mothers Set
Banquet Date
The 28th Annual Yr Mothers
and Sons Banquet will be served
at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, Feb.
23rd at the Y house at 1831 Lee
rd., it was announced today.
Mrs. Clair MacNeal, vice
president reports that Mr.
Edward -|kiya, a native of
Japan, now a resident of East
Cleveland, holder of the “brown
belt,” will give a demonstration
of Judo as taught in the High
Schools of Japan. Mr. Akiya
will be using the boys that be
long to the Judo club at the Y.
Reservations may be made by
calling Marie Dever at GL.
1-3425 no later than Friday,
Feb. 17th.
Any East Cleveland boy over
eight and his mother are cor
dially invited to attend this pop
ular event.
Mrs. Robert McNamara, pres
ident of the Y Mothers, requests
prompt arrival so that the pro
gram can be completed on
schedule, it being a school night.
Home Rule Talk
Added Feature
At Council Meet
As an added attraction at to
night’s Community Council
meeting, Judge Stanton Ad
dams will dicuss home rule
It was also announced that
the council will meet next
month at the Judge’s court
room and observe a mock crim
inal trial.
The meeteing tonight will be
I at the Caledonia branch
library at 8 p.m. following din
...i ai tne Shaw Cafeteria at
tickets are one dollar. These
tickets may be purchased at
the door before the curtain rises
“On Broadway.”
New Insurance
On Municipal
Buildings Set
A new fire insurance policy
went into effect this week that
reduced the city’s premuim
some 20 per cent, and increased
coverage on 30 municipal build
ings 30 per cent.
The new policy insures all
the buildings for a total ef
$1,660,570 at a cost of approxi
mately $2,300 per year. Thia
compares with the old coverage
of $1,250,000 costing $2,900.
The new coverage also lumps
the insurance premiums into

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