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to GL 1-4383 14,850 Circulation Guaranteed THAT In fast ('.leveland WHAT ELSE is there to write about in this column except the magnificent gesture of Carl Ap thorp in his gift of $225,000 to the East Cleveland Y. Before we go into the details on who is the man that suddenly made a dream come true, it seems appropriate to mention one thing. n The three sons and daughters of Mr. Apthorp are nobly stay ing in the background, yet they had much to do with what has happened. It was Grant Apthorp who did moft of the engineering in see ing all the details were worked out. And is was Sterling, Carl jr., and daughter Alice (Mrs. Don) Burdett who helped Mr. Apthorp come to his decision. Although we respect the wish es of these fine people in keep ing in the background, we feel a necessity to mention slightly their efforts. Mr. and Mrs. Apthorp moved to Marloes ave., in East Cleve land just after the turn of the century. They lived there until 1909 when he was transferred by New’ York Central to Chicago. They returned to East Cleve land in 1916 and resided on Wa dena ave., until 1937. All ’of their chidren were educated in East Cleveland schools—as were many of their grandchildren and great grandchildren. I An ardent tennis player, Mr. Apthorp was, the City Tennis Doubles Champion in 1896 and 1906. As at home at the bridge table as on the tennis court, in 1927 Henry Jaeger and he won the U. S. National Pairs Bridge Championship. Also in 1927, with Jaeger and the late Morris Maschke and Carl Robertson, he was a member of the Champion ship Team-of-Four Bridge ag gregation. He retired from his post as Assistant General Tax Agent with the New York Centrail Railroad in November, 1937, after 50 years of service. Asked about his financial suc cess, Mr. Apthorp will reply, “I have always had the strongest convictions about the future of American industry and began investing in it many years ago.” Mr. Apthorp still journeys down town to take an active part in the excitement and fluctua tions of the “big board.” Besides his four children, Mr. Apthorp has twelve grandchil dren and fifteen great grandchil dren. They are traditionally a “Y” family! 44iUl £UcL.IV Gene Her th' CU./ELA74D,. U. Volume No. 20—No. 8 rMj. HERE'S WHAT IS IN STORE for the East Cleveland YM YWCA building on Lee rd., thanks to Carl Apthorp, sr. (insert). The photos show the gym and pool facilities at the Northeast Y. Thanks to Apthorp's gift of $225,000, this community will soon have similar ad vantages. The gym and pool will be built in back of the present East Cleveland Y building and construction is expected to start around the first of April City Is Set To Fight New Liquor Request Once again city officials have given notice that they will go all out to prevent another liquor establishment within the boun daries of East Cleveand. The ordinance goes as far as to state “an emergency exists for the immediate preservation of the public peace, property, health and safety, the emergen- The son of a Congregational minister. Carl Apthorp spent hisicy being to protect the health early boyhood in the rural areas and welfare of the citizens of of the midwest—living in Mich- ............ igan, Illinois. Ohio and Iowa. He was born in St. John’s,-Mich igan, on Oct. 10th, 1866. This doesn’t mean that the Auto Tags Available At City Hall Auto license plates for 1961 will be issued in East Cleve land starting next Wednesday and running through Friday, March 31st at the East Cleve land City Hall, 14340 Euclid ave. Mrs. Lorene. Donnelly, deputy registrar will be in charge. The fee for all passenger cars is $10.35 and certificate of title must be presented upon applying. City Manager Charles A. Carran pointed out that it is important to show on your application your East Cleve land address and “East Cleve land” on the line for taxing district. “The city receives its prop er share of your license fee for traffic signals, street cleaning, snow removal, etc., only if your taxing district and ad dress are correct,” he said. “Regardless where you se cure your plates,” Mr. Carran added, "your application should show these two items. If either is incorrect, it will mean a loss to residents through poorer service or higher replacement taxes.” The c^y manager also urged East Clevelanders to get theft* licenses early. Location will be in Room 8 of City Hall and hours are 8:30 a. m., until 7:30 p. m., ex cept Sundays. National Guard is going to called out—but it does indicate the owners of the Town House are going to have a rough fight on their hands. The latest battle line was! Actual reasons given for op posing issuance of the permit are there are presently located in the area within 500 feet two city playgrounds, plus the fact in the space of one block there are several establishments dis pensing intoxicating beverages. formed as commissioners Tues day night approved an emer gency ordinance opposing the issuance of a D-5 permit to Town House Motel, Inc., 15661 Euclid ave. In the ordinance, the commis sioners instruct the city man ager or his representative to notify the Department of Liquor Control of the city’s opposition to issuing the permit. Also, it makes the way clear for City Manager Carran or his representative to appear at any hearings held by the Liquor De partment on the subject. If past actions are any indi cation. the city will soon have the help of various civic groups in blocking the issuance of this permit. It wasn’t too long ago that the city officials with the aid of various organizations success fully fought the issuance of a permit that would establish a liquor spot near the location now being considered. In this respect, East Cleveland has had more success than neighboring communities. It has been the tendency of the liquor department to issue permits without regard to feel ings of local authorities. This has prompted municipal officials to seek state legisla tion that would give cities more home rule control. A bill is expected to be intro duced in the state legislature covering this shortly. In other business at its meet ing Tuesday, the commissioners: APPROVED a n ordinance regulating the operation of bowl ing alleys and pool rooms. The new law makes it tougher to convert standing commercial buildings into such establish ments and also calls for a closer study of the characteristics and background of proposed proprie tors. ACCEPTED a bid to purchase soon 400 tons of paving at an estimated cost of $2,800. East Cleveland, Ohio y z I Gift, Present Drive Differ Dr. H.C. Alexander, chair man of the East YMCA Board of gers, is quick to how the gift from thorp, sr., and the present Y partner-membership drive differ. “It’s simply a matter of operating funds vs capital improvement money,” he said. Cleveland of .Mana point out Car| Ap- The announced gift by Mr. -Apthorp,” he added, “makes possible expansion of facil ities to better serve the com munity. We as the community responsibility in do our part in wide YM-YW Capital Funds Campaign. be members of will have a the future to the county- At that time, East Cleve land will be able to show its appreciation for the Ap thorp gift by solidly backing the county capital fund drive so that youth in other areas may have the advantage of facilities similar to those which we will be enjoying.” Roberts Elected James W. Roberts, Miami University junior, has recently been elected controller of the Ohio Eta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Frank Roberts, 2026 Brunswick rd. The preliminary, second two rounds will be held Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p. m., with the finals being held Sat urday evening at 8 p. m. A total of 19 schools will par ticipate. Four mats will be operating simultaneously with 121 bouts taking place Friday evening, 66 bouts Saturday afternoon and 44 bouts on Saturday night. Several good wrestling schools will participate in the Shaw tournament, outstanding of which is Euclid High, whose team has won 27 consecutive dual meets. Bouts will consist of three 2 minute rounds per match with eleven weight classes competing. sta one SECURED a new police tion wagon to replace wrecked in an accident. High School wrestling inter est has increased tremendously the past few years, with about 75 schools in the Cleveland area con shed CLEARED the way for strutting a $4,000 service on Eddy rd. vl East Cleveland Leader The East Cleveland Leader, The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage in Northeast Greater Cleveland When asked her feelings, Mrs. E. Allan Burks, chairman of the East Cleveland YWCA Committee of Managemen1 stated, “It’s a dream come true The thought of what a pool and gym could mean to our young people has been close to my heart ever since I’ve been a part of the Y. “I also feel that this gift, and the confidence the Apthorp family is placing in our Y. is a serious trust that we must Wrestling Tourney Begins At Shaw Tomorrow Night Shaw High School will host the Northeastern District No. Ill Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Prelimi naries will begin Friday evening at 7 p. m. for the first two rounds. I now sponsoring interscholastic teams. Admission prices are $1 for adults and 50 cents for students. There will be no student sale at the gate. Each competing school has been supplied with advance sale student tickets to be sold at each school. Shaw High School Athletic Director, Don Drebus is the Tournament Manager. Medals will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each weight class with large team trophies presented to the winning and runner-up schools. Wayne C. Blough, Shaw High principal, will present the awards, following completion of the finals. First and second place winners are also eligible to com pete in the State Meet at Colum bus the following week-end. The following schools have en tered teams: Benedictine, Brooklyn, Brecks ville, Brush, Cleveland Heights, Collinwood, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Independence, John Ad ams, Mayfield. Northfield-Mace donia, Orange, Shaker Heights, Shaw, Solon, South, St. Joseph, and Warrensville. By Mail $5.00 Per Year Donation Will Permit Local Branch To Offer Full Facilities Soon By Gene Hersh In memory of his wife, the late Berta Treat Ap thorp, Carl Apthorp, sr., former New York Central Railroad official, has presented a gift of $225,000 to the Young Men’s Christian Association of Clevelanc to be used soley in providing the East Cleveland Y branch with a gymnasium, swimming pool and locker rooms. The presentation has been hailed as the greatest philan thorpical gesture in East Cleve land since John D. Rockefeller donated 180 acres of prime real estate to the city in 1938. City officials and civic lead ers who have been around for some time also say that next to the Rockefeller grant, this is the largest gift of its type ever received in the East Cleveland area. The announcement of the contribution was made yester day at a special board meeting of the YMCA’s Operating Com mittee and Metropolitan Board of Trustees With Carl Apthorp, sr.. and members of his family present. Gift In Securities The gift came in the form of securities valued at approxi mately $225,000. This amount, together with the Cleveland YWCA’s mitment Building Fund reserve for the building, will make possible the completion of the building as a full facility Y unit. long-standing com to u.-e $120,000 of its News of the donation was re ceived with joyous acclaim by both local ‘Y’ leaders and city officials. E'ist Cleveland of Managers had Dr. H. C. Alexander, chair man of the YMCA Board this to say: “The East Women’s Christian been the recipients of gifts over the years. These have come from individuals, from corporations and from groups. This most recent philanthropy is. however, the largest ever re ceived. “It will drastically alter and improve the program of the Y. Thousands of girls and boys, both present and future, will be influenced and helped. How ever, the most significant fac tor represented in this recent benefaction is the spirit and unity of the donor family in making this dream come true. It is truly a magnificent ges ture.” “Dream Come True” fmeet with all our resources. This gift will undoubtedly mean a great deal to the growth of our Y and its benefits will be enjoyed and appreciated not only by our youth but by entire families in our community.” Anothfer elated person who hailed the gift as a “beauti ful manifestation of the Ap thorp family’s love and affec tion for their wonderful wife and mother” was City Mana ger Charles A. Carran. “7 can think of no more worth while and lasting memorial,” he said, “than providing a facility which would contribute to the development of the health, character and physical and spiritual welfare of the boys and girls women of erations. “I have personally for many years and his generous gift speaks louder than words in describing splendid character that motivated his thoughts and tions throughout his life.” and young men and this and future gen- One Of Largest Gifts This was one of the largest single gifts ever made by an individual person to the Cleve land Y. In 1950 philanthropist Claud Fo.-ter gave in excess of a half-million dollars toward the construction of the Brook lyn Branch YMCA at 3881 West 25th st. The East Cleveland Branch Y opened and dedicated its new community building with game rooms, club rooms and office space in 1956. Plumbing and heating elements were tied off at the exterior walls and land is available for future addi tion of a gym and pool. “The decision to do this at this time was made at a family gathering early last week,” Apthorp said. “I consulted with my sons, Grant. Sterling, jr., and my daughter, (Mrs. Don) Burdett. We in complete agreement. Young Men’s have many Cleveland and Young Associations Grant and Sterling are on the YMCA board of managers. (Continued on Page 3) “Africa’s Hot” Says Local Big Game Hunter William Lee Birch (left) and friend In a letter written to Ruth Klimowski on Jan. 25th, and re ceived last week, William Lee Birch, local taxidermist and guide, reports that lions and elephants are very scarce in Somaliland. Written from the bush coun try, Birch mentioned the tem perature as being 130 degrees, and attributes the poor hunting in this area to the high temper atures. His own trophy bag, however, seems to refute this statement about poor hunting he has shot over 30 animals, including two lions and a bull elephant. Birch also mentioned that his hunting trip was almost over, and after he has completed some movies for Winchester Arms Company and Walt Disney, India is the next stop on the itinerary. Thursday, February 23, 1961 Apthorp s Gift In Wife's Memory Assures Building Of Y' Gym, Pool Dave Harley Dave Harley Is Local AFS Student Choice Ever since he learned of the American Field Service student exchange program, Dave Harley has dreamed he would be Shaw High School choice in junior year. known Carl Apthorp be The dream is about to realized. Word of his selection from the list of four submitted as Shaw applicants for the 1961 summer abroad student, has been re ceived. the has ac- In his letter to Wayne C. Blough. Shaw principal. Steve Galatti, director at the New York City office writes there are 2.500 applicants with but 1.500 foreign homes available at this time. Dave is hopeful, however, since he is willing to go to any country. The three disappointed appli cants are Beth Kerr. Robert Fritz and Steven Shrader. Interest in the AFS program to promote a better understand ing among the youth of the world has been kindled for David by an unusual setup. This year’s Senior AFS stu dent to Shaw’ is his foster bro ther, a member of the R.G. Har ley family. Carl, Alice were Two boys living in the same family circle have come to know each other well. In this instance both claim it a valued exper ience. Dave carries five subjects at Shaw', with German as his for eign language. His chief sport is tennis, but he enjoys basket ball also. Currently he is one three Col lege Club members working to set up a scholarship fund project as a school activity. Kiwanis Has Dr. Myers As Speaker At Monday’s noon meeting at the Y, the East Cleveland Kiwanis Club will dip into its membership for the program. Dr. L.L. Myers, principal of Kirk Junior High School, will lead a panel discussion on “Citizenship Quotient.” The panel will consist of James Tuttle and Dr. Marty Loftus along with Dr. Myers. They will endeavor to deter mine how the individual Ki- Christmas Day he left the United States to guide a group on this African safari. He ex pects to return some time thislwanian measures up as a citi month. pen. Total amount of major crimes that occurred in 1960 was 230. In 1959 there were 184. Unhappily, the report shows increases in lesser crimes and felonies committed by juveniles also. Brighter Side of Ledger On the bright side, there was a 12 per cent decrease in mis demeanors (crimes covered by city ordinances! and a drop in the handling of juvenile cases other than those concerning felonies. The overall total of major crimes, lessor crimes and mis demeanors (882 in 1960—760 in 1959) showed a 16 per cent increase. Traffice accidents decreased 39 per cent in 1960 according to the chief’s report “This figure compares favor ably with the figures for Cuya hoga County as the County ex perienced crease in accidents “There crease in trian acc’dents in East Cleve land during 1960,” the chief added. “This compares favor ably with county figures that showed a 4.9 per cent increase.” a 10.2 per cent in the number of traffic in 1960,” he staled, also was a 12.5 de the number of pedes- There were 770 auto accidents in 1960 with three persons killed and 76 injured. Vital Statistics Other interesting statistics noted are: A TOTAL of 13,501 com plaints were answered by the uniform and plainclothes divi- Aside from school, his chief sion during the year. These in task is that of Area Chairman of elude all accident, offenses and the Senior Youth Fellowship as miscellaneous complaints, member of the group at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. RADIO CALLS answered totaled 17.389. THERE WERE 775 emer gency ambulance runs. why stu- Dave cites three reasons he is eager to be the AFS dent abroad. 1) For the experience of meet ing other types of people 2) To get closer to some of our own foreign problems: 3) “If they have mistaken impressions of America I would like to tell them what America is really like.” DURING THE YEAR, a total of 3,818*2 man hours were worked by members of police department weighing trucks with portable scales. This re sulted in 226 arrests for over weight trucks. It was also noted in the re port that the East Cleveland Police department received a Certificate of achievement for East Cleveland’s AFS pro gram is supported as a commun-i outstanding performance in the ity endeavor with individual and|organization for traffic safety group contributions, plus the all-|and a similar award for traffic out support of Shaw student body. safety education and for school traffic education. These came from the National Safety Coun cil. Other awards were received from the American Automobile Association Highway Safety & Inter-Industry Committee and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. The chief says that to some extent unemployment in the area is responsible for he in crease in crime, particularly in the housebreaking classification. He pledges a concentrated ef fort on the part of the depart ment to see that the crime rate for 1961 is less than last year. Auto Victim with and This is in connection the Kiwanis Education Fellowship Committee. Reported in poor condition in Huron Road Hospital is Beverly Shaffer, 17, who was struck by a car Monday night in front of 851 East 140th st. A junior at Shaw High. Bev erly is the daughter of Mrs. Bev jerly Peterson, 16213 Greyton rd. NEWS and BUSINESS MAIL 814 E. 152nd St Cleveland 10 60 Crime Rate Showed Increase Chief Reports A 25 per cent increase in major crimes in East Cleveland was reported for 1960 by Police Chief H. S. Weaver. Biggest jump per centage wise, according to the chief’s annual report, was offenses reported in 1960 pared to three in 1959. In reporting on a spot maintained by the Detective Bureau, Chief Weaver pointed out “that with one exception, assaults on women, crimes in East Cleveland are spread through the city.” He said that the assaults on women were mostly purse snatchings and that the East 128th st. and Superior ave. sec tion of the city had the highest incidence. the his Large increases also were noted in autos stolen, burgla ries, and housebreaking and larceny. in armed robbery with 10 com- Rev. Peters Is Clergymen Group Prexy map New persident of Cleveland Ministerial Association is the Rev. Robert F. R. Peters, minister of East Cleveland Con gregational Church. He succeeds the Rev. William E. Towner who has resigned his post at Ea.-t Cleveland Baptist Church to ac cept a charge in Philadelphia. Locally. Mr. Peters serves on the Board of Management of the East Cleveland YMCA and is program chairman for Kiwanis of Ea»t Cleveland. Rounding out the Ministerial Association organization are Rev. O. C. Sappenfield of Win dermere Presbyterian Church, vice chairman: the Rev. Bruce W. Reeves, associate pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, secretary'. Kirk Musicians Score High In Competition The Instrumental Solo a’ 4 Ensemble Contest for suburban Cleveland Junior High Schools was held recently at Garfield Heights High School with Kirk Junior High entering 25 soloists on various instruments and seven ensemble groups in the day-long competitions involving well over 1000 young players. Of these entries, 20 soloists and all seven ensembles earned either first or second division ratings. Kirk students who were mem bers of first division winning en sembles were Pat Shelton. Linda Stockstill. Sallly Parsh (mixed woodwind trio) Pat Shelton. Susan Palm, Carole Stephens (flute trio) Mary Mann, Linda Stockstill (oboe duet) and Bar bara Baker, Kay Prouty (flute duet). Winning soloists were (9th grade). Linda Stockstill, (oboe), Sally Parsh (clarinet). Marilyn Anderson (alto saxophone), and Maryellen Manley (violin): (Sth grade), Barbara Baker (flute). George Cyphers (clarinet). Lynn Chapman (alto saxophone). Rog er Horvath (trumpet), and Wil liam Blossom (double bass) (7th grade), Susan Palm and) Carole Stephens (flute). Jean Hamilton (clarinet), Robert Pat terson (trumpet), and Jonas (snare drum). a 1 the Eart Rev. Peters is a past moderat or of the Ohio Conference o Congregational Christian Churches, its highest office and now serves on its Stewardship and Survey-Organization com mittee. He is one of tiie 5U pastor-lay men members of Ohio Commit tee on Conference Organization of the United Church of Christ, a merger assignment. Lester"