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tKbT CLEVELAND N’ THAT I N E E S I N G. We can hardly wait until 4:30 this after noon at which time we will be at the Press Club downtown watching a CEI movie entitled “Power Without Poles.” Our friends in the Illuminating Com pany’s public relations depart ment assure us this film will answer many questions regard ing overhead vs. underground service. Why should CEI bother? The utility bill that would allow them to sidestep zoning reg ulations and appeal to the Public Utilities Commission al ready breezed through the state senate by a vote of 30 to 8. We are giving CEI’s public relation department fair warn ing. We’ll watch the movie in tensely partake in the refresh ments offered but will not be convinced any utility has a right •co usurp- local zoning law-s, anymore than any other private enterprise. CAUTION. It has come to the attention of the Building De partment that certain contrac tors have been employed to do remodeling or repair work in homes throughout East Cleve land and that some of the work manship has been defective and shoddy. “Where home improvements are contemplated,” warns City Engineer M. S. Douglas, “it is important that property owners investigate the reliability of the contractor or workmen.” He also adds that the home owner should be sure the con tractor has obtained the proper permits from the city. This not only assures work that will meet the strict codes of the building department but also gives building inspectors -a knowledge of where such work is in progress. Like the old adage goes, “be fore you invest investigate!” SPEAKING of building. Euclid ave., appears to be a fervor of construction activi ties within the boundaries of Our Town. Soon to arise on the main street is a new bank build ing, insurance office, new super market, accessory store and car wash. 1 Also in the blueprint stage, we hear, are two new high rise apartment developments valued at a couple of million dollars. This activity speaks highly of the continued confidence busi nessmen and builders have in East Cleveland. LION-HEARTED. Glad we were that Floyd Seibert, out going Lions Club president, in vited us to a banquet honoring visiting Canadian Lions. It fur ther expounded on the friendly relations this country has with its northern neighbor. Most touching events at the affair, were the Canadian con tingent joining with the East Cleveland Lions in pledging al legiance to the U.S. flag and the local group with equal feeling singing loud and clear with the Canadians, “God Save the Queen.” IN CI E N Y, the East Cleveland Lions Club can' well be proud of a very active year. Included in their efforts to help others this year has been aid to an impoverished family do nation of a sight machine to the underprivileged of Guatemala donations to local youth groups to the Eye Research Fund the Sight Council furnishing 12 pairs of glasses (two more cases now being processed) and fin ally creating a scholarship which was awarded to Kurt Bertschinger of I This is truly Service Club. 14101 EUCLID AVENUS CALL NEWS to GL 1-4383 14,850 Circulation Guaranteed East Cleveland In THAT Memorial Day, past and our honored NOW 1961 is dead have been remembered, let’s take a look at some in teresting statistics provided by the Greater Cleveland Safety Council: “In 10 years of war. 4.947 men from Cuyahoga County lost their lives on the battlefields of World Wars I and II and in Korea. In 10 years of peace 1951 through 1960 5,751 men, women and children in the county lost their lives in acci dents. And in 1960 alone, the death toll in the county from fires and accidents was 681 the greatest on record.” Ironically enough, the day we set aside to honor our war dead, ended a long weekend that saw a record number of men, women and children perish in traffic and other mishaps throughout the land while observing this holiday. _:, V!LAND. Q* An art exhibit by Douglas Folckemer attracted much at tention and praise at a recent Chambers School Family Fun night. The paintings, done while the artist was studying at the Cleveland Institute of Art were on display for the benefit of Acclaim Our The Leader is proud to ack nowledge receipt of correspond ence from Andrew J. White, sec retary of the East Cleveland Ministerial Association prais ing the efforts of this newspaper in its fight for passage of H. B. 667, a bill that’would give mu nicipalities more home rule con trol in the issuance and location of liquor permits. The appreciated letter reads as follows: “At a meeting of the East Cleveland Ministerial Associa tion held this date I was in structed to convey by letter the appreciation of the East Cleve land Ministerial Association for theme of an anniversary dinner program,. a to be held at 6:15 p. m. tomor-,(Congresswoman The first executive secretary of the local branch, E. V. Ras mussen, who is now general sec retary of the YMCA of Cleve land, will be the main speaker. He will pay special tribute to long-term members and those who have made noteworthy contributions to the advance ment of the Y, many of whom are expected to be present. A pageant, prepared and nar rated by Don Fortune, current executive secretary for East Cleveland, will portray the di versified program of the Y. Par ticipants in the pageant will in clude representatives from such groups as Gra-Y, Indian Guides, SCUBA divers, Junior Hi-Y, campers, bowlers, Mother’s Club, and volunteer workers. Local VFW Post Is Site For District Meet Collinwood VFW Post 2926 and its Ladies Auxiliary, located at 527 East 140th st., will host the Seventh District Conven tion, VFW, Department of Ohio, Saturday and Sunday. A banquet is scheduled for Saturday at 6:30 p. m. at the post home. Registration will take place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Auxiliary meetings will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sun day at the Slovenian Home, Waterloo rd. Main business will Shaw, the work of albe election of new officers for Gene Herehlthe 1961-62 term. Deaf Student Returns With Award-Winning Art Display the hearing impaired pupils and their parents. And quite an impression they made—because Folckemer has been deaf since birth. Neverthe less, he graduated from the Art institute with high honors last week. Prior to his advance studies Liquor Stand your interest in the question of the Home Rule legislation and for your imagination in provid ing the means for allowing indi viduals to express themselves. “Various members of the group expressed their personal indebtedness to The Leader and would have you know that through their church they at tempted to build upon the news paper’s imaginative editorial pol icy with the result being a tre mendous impact upon the leg islators of the state. Please ac cept the commendation of this group and its sincere apprecia tion for this which you have done.” I Volume No. 20—No. 22 East Cleveland, Ohio By Mail $5.00 Per Year Mrs. and Mrs. R. Harper Folckemer the as PROUD PARENTS ore works of their son Douglas at a recent art showing at Chambers School. Douglas who has been deaf from birth also is shown. Y Marks 40th Anniversary Tomorrow “Life begins at 40!” is the, In addition to the planned.der construction, is being n special event w ill'planned. help mark the Y’s 40th birthday.! Rasmussen will explain how I row (Friday) commemorating 40 years of service for the East Cleveland YMCA. By Roselyn Scharschmidt Last Sunday afternoon, ap proximately 600 attended the reception at Korb Student Center, honoring Miss Bertha Clendenen, retiring principal of Caledonia Elementary School. Many of the well-wish ers were her former and pres ent pupils. Miss Clendenen was appointed principal of Caledonia in 1943 when Ralph Fox resigned to enter industry. She will return to her childhood home in West port, to be with her sisters. Misses Lorena and Clara Clen denen. She also expects to spend much time with her brother-in-law and twin sister, Dr. and Mrs. D. M. Rothrock in Youngstown, Ohio. Miss Lorena Clendenen was a former Rayen High School in art, he attended Shaw and Kirk where Miss Hilda Fuchs of the junior high school and Bruce Holderbaum of the senior school did much to assist and encourage him. In fact at Shaw, his work was so outstanding that Holder baum persuaded him to continue his art studies after graduation. Folckemer then attended Kent State University for a year and during his four years at the Cleveland Art Institute won many awards and tions. The Fun Night, which now will be an annual affair is planned and executed by the Brents Study Group of Cham bers, an organization made up of the parents of the 64 deaf pupils who attend the special classes. W4 they admire Frances Boltonjthe new facilities will help the will present a United StatesjY to meet the growing needs of Flag which has flown over the (the East Cleveland Community. Congress in Washington, D. C.| it is interesting to note that In his remarks. Rasmussen!the East Cleveland branch was will recall many of his own ex-(organized on June 1, 1921, just periences during his 14 years ten years after East Cleveland at the East Cleveland post. Starting with the branch’s hum ble start in a small room at the City Hall, he will recount high- became a city. The present president of the Board of Managers. Dr. Homer C. Alexander, will act as master lights of its growth to its pres-'of ceremonies for the dinner, ent position as one of the strong est branches in the greater Cleveland area. As suggested by the “Life Be gins at 40!” theme, Rasmussen will also look into the future.program The dinner will take place at! the Y building, 1831 Lee rd. The ..... .............. .. ______ is planned to permit at A much broader program utiliz-|tendance at the dinner and also ing the Carl Rufus Apthorp andithe Y’s Men’s Barbershop Show Berta Treat Apthorp Pool and at Kirk Jr. High School which gymnasium, w-hich are now un-‘begins at 8:30 p. m. teacher in Youngstown. Miss Clara Clendenen will be re membered as a former Shaw High English teacher. The sisters have spent the past three winters in Florida and Miss Clendenen hopes to be with them in Boca Raton next year. She also plans to enter into the activities of her small town and have time for reading and further travel. Miss Bertha Clendenen took her teacher training at Central State Normal School, Lock Haven, Pa., now Lock Haven State Teachers College. She received further training at Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York City, where she acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Education inl932 and a Master of Arts degree in 1942. She also had courses at Western Reserve University in Cleveland. East Cleveland Leader The East Cleveland Leader, The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage In Northeast Greater Cleveland 1. commends' exhibit, the appearance At the Chambers school took on the of a small Ai-t Museum May Show with more than 200 per sons in attendance. Deaf students of Miss Estelle Benzes and Mrs. John Moll at the school also had their paint ings on display. Yesterday was Honor Day at Shaw High with many students receiving recognition for out standing academic and service records during their high school courses. Among the more notable awards given were the follow ing: National Merit Scholarship Program Class of Jan.. 1961: David Presser. Marvin Price Class of June, 1961: Richard Dowden, Laurel Sillag. Letter of Commendation— National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Class of Jan., 1961: Michael DiLillo, Ward Lyndall Class of June, 1961: John Erjavec, Mar tha Gottron, Darlene Hoffman, Jeffrey u z 1 e r, Timothy LaFrance, Santo Schiciano. Admission With Distinction— Miami University Class of June, 1961: Rita Krumin. Honorable Mention in Kent State—Honorable Mention in State of Ohio-r Honorable Mention in Cuyahoga County Class of Jan., 1961: Michael DiLillo, Robert Hendricks. David Presser, Marvin Price Class of June, 1961: Richard Dowden, Laurel Sillag. Honorable Mention in Kent State—Honorable Mention in Cuyahoga County Class of Jan., 1961: Robert Kovach Class of June, 1961: Roger Anderson, Joseph DeLeese, John Erjavec. Darlene Hoffman, Geoffrey Humber stone, Gregory Pfleger, Santo Schiciano, Larry White. Certificates to Graduating Seniors John Erjavec, Warrick Gen dall, Marty Gottron, Barb Har tory, Joel New burg, Myra Rohde, Margie Schreck, Jackie Allen, Roger Anderson, Richard Dowden, Paula Kupfer. Tom Haney, Tim LaFrance, The occasion has been planned by a 40th Anniversary Commit- Carole Raymont, Dave McGuire, tee headed by Robert Henderson. Santo Schiciano. Pat Balmenti, Mary Jo Donatelli, Karen Gray, Marty Marino, Joyce Warner, Tony Pedonesi. Reading Room Awards Graduating Seniors Kurt Bertschinger, Dieter Gerhardt, Robert Brownlee, 600 Attend Miss Clendenen Retirement Her teaching career began in DuBois, Pa., and she came to East Cleveland in 1924 from Youngstown to teach in the seventh and eighth grades at Caledonia School as a teacher of geography, 1 Latin. c» VVGIVKVA THE FREEDOM SHRINE FREEDOM SHRINE. Stanley Webster, left, and Richard reproductions of documents that are part of the East Cleveland Exchange Club's Freedom Shrine. Now displayed at the City Hall and scheduled for a stay at the East Cleveland Savings and Loan building on Hayden ave., the display has documents relating to man's struggle for freedom from the Magna Charta to the United Nations charter. Many Receive Awards At Shaw Hornor Day Diana Graffius, Kim Harmon, Sharon Mason, Mary Rader. Perfect Attendance Dawn Day, John Harris, Evelyn Lester. William Rankin, Edward Smith, Nancy Strodt beck. Math Awards Hershey. Science Awards Erjavec. Jack John La Masque Beth Swanson Art Awards Linda Markus, Dona Strawn, Ken Clem, Paula Kupfer, Caro lyn McGregor. National Honor Society Officers John Erjavec. president Jack Hershey, vice-president Laurel Sillag. secretary Martin Burin, treasurer.. Members of Class of June 1961 Roger Anderson. Pat Balmen ti. Kurt Bertschinger, Robert Brownlee, Martin Burin. Linda Byers. Sharon Cadiou, Kathleen Cusick, Joseph DeLeese, Rich ard Dowden, David Drake. John Erjavec, Linda Garrett, Martha Gottron. Diane Graffius, Karen Gray, Thomas Haney, Kim Har mon, James Harris, Jack Her (Continued on page 12) Barber Shop Quartet Show Set For Kirk Saturday, June 2nd, the East Cleveland Y’s Men will present a program of Barber Shop Quartet music at Kirk Jun ior High School. The program, which will begin at 8:30 p.m., will who land the agement of Barber Shop Quar tet Singing in America. consist of four quartets are members of the Cleve Chapter of the Society for Preservation and Encour- The program will include chorus numbers featuring the combined quartets, separate renditions by each quartette, and some “sing-along” songs of old time favorites starring the aud ience. In 1930 when W. H. Kirk Junior High opened, she trans ferred to that school and taught social studies and Latin until her appointment to Cale donia as principal. Miss Clendenen is a life member of the Ohio Congress of Parents and Teachers, a member of the Ohio Education Association and the National Education Association, with membership in the Department of Elementary School Princi pals in both the Ohio and Na tional organizations. She is a member of the Cleveland Council for Social Studies, member of the Junior Red Cross Advisory Commit tee, member of Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Soci ety (and honorary teachers’ society), member of the So ciety for Crippled Children, history and! East Cleveland PTA Council, IE a s Cleveland Community Watkins stand beside Committee Looking For Old-Timers East Cleveland's 50-year residents will be in the spot light at some point during the community’s observance of its 50th anniversary as a city. Such honors will come in the form of a special listing which will be published this fall, according to James E. Bateman, Chairman of East Cleveland's Golden Anniver sary Committee. Bateman is requesting that persons w ho have lived in East Cleveland since 1911 send their names and addresses to him at 16122 Greyton rd. “The 50-year resident's hon or roll will be published w ith a fitting tribute to their con tributions for helping to make our community such a won derful, stable place in which to live,” Bateman added. The recommendation included that the decrease go into effect the first of July. As such it no doubt will show on the July 15th water bills. The decrease in rate study was asked by the commission ers as a result of a recent set tlement with Cleveland provid ing lower sewage disposal rates for some 20 suburbs. East Cleveland was one of the suburbs that protested a substantial increase in rates charged by Cleveland. As far as is known, this comunity is the first to consider passing the savings on to the residents. By protesting the Cleveland proposed rates that were final ly deemed “unreasonable” by the courts, savings to the suburbs are estimated at more that $3.5 million. Son Is Born In Philippines A son.Scott Douglas, was bom May 22nd in the Philippine Isl ands to CT/1 and Mrs. Howard Ralph (Audrey Bortner). This makes the third child and the first son for the Bortners. I Grandparents are Mr. Mrs. John Bortner, 14413 ave. Senior Prom To Be Held At Korb Student Center The Prom Committee of the Clinton. Richard Dowden, Mary Class of June, 1961. has the dis-l Forristal, Dieter Gerhardt, Mar tinction of being the first tojty Gottron, Marty Marino, Kent utilize all of the new facilities MeWherter. Mike Molnar, Car at Shaw for its dance which cul minates senior functions. The theme of this gala event to be held tomorrow (Friday) night starting at 9 p.m., is trop ical. with decorations creating a South Sea Island atmosphere. Refreshments will be served in the lounge and dancing will take place in the Gymnasium and Pool Areas, leaving the Patio for strolling, resting, and visiting. The music in the Gym will be provided by Sheldon Hender shott and his orchestra. A trio of roving minstrels will play for those gathered in the pool and outdoor areas. ole Raymont, Laurel Sillag. and Joyce Warner. Class officers are Roger An derson. president Toni Haney, vice president and Pat Bal menti, secretary-treasurer. Special guests will be Dr. and Mrs. Harold Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Blough, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Visci. Miss K. Lu cille Provo. Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Worcester, Mr. and Mrs. Stu art Cramer, as well as the 12A homeroom teachers and their husbands or wives: Dr. and Mrs. Marty Loftus, Mrs. Ayleen Mor ley, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Morris, Miss Rosemary Buday, Mr. and Mrs. Fabris, Miss Lois Crank, Mr. and Mrs. Pavey, Miss Harriet Carpenter, and Miss June A. Kapps. Parents of the Prom Commit tee. a group of Senior A stu dents chosen by the class offic ers to represent each of the graduating homerooms, will as sist with the serving of refresh ments under the leadership ofiRussel _____ ___ ... r______ Mrs. Wills Clinton. iJan Chrisman, secretary, have Class officers of January, 1962, Jerry Harbak, president Fox, vice president and Members of the Prom commit- also been invited to attend with tee are: Marty Burin, Stuart'their dates. Council and a member of Ep worth Euclid Methodist Church. She is the sponsor of the Cale donia Neighborhood Girl Scout Organization. Looking back over the years, Miss Clendenen feels that they have been satisfying and re warding ones and stated: “If I had the years to live over again, I’d choose teaching as a profession. I feel privileged to work with children and their parents in such a fine commu nity. I hope that in the future as more and more is expected of schools, that the educational program can improve the qual ity of learning, so that chil dren can grow up to meet all that is demanded of them in the world of tomorrow.” She is held in the highest re gard not only by her pupils and their parents, but also by her staff and. professional colleagues. Fete Dr. Harold L. Nichols, super intendent of East Cleveland School says that “Miss Clen denen is a supervisory princi pal in the most professional meaning of the term. She has the interest of every child at heart and is able to interpret the school program to the par ents. I have never heard of a person who did not admire and respect her.” Retired East Cleveland School Superintendent Dr. Otto J. Korb, who expressed his con gratulations to Miss Clendenen at her reception, declared: “Her life among us has been quiet, wise, astute, always holding high the ideals of home and country. She has the repu tation of being a fair, under standing, sympathetic but firm, alert administrator. Personally, I express a deep respect for dne who has helped many greatly.” 50# ANNIVERSABT 11% Water Rate Reduction Eyed By Commission City Commissioners last night accepted a report recommending an 11 per cent decrease in water rates to local residents. The total annual reduction for East Cleveland consumers if adopted would be approxi mately $58,250 per year according to City Manager Charles A. Carran and Finance Director G. T. Apthorp. It was pointed out at the' meeting the rates cannot be officially established until Cleveland has passed legisla tion officially re-establishing the rates for suburban con sumers pursuant to agreement and court order. Legislation has been introduced and had its first reading in Cleveland Council. 'A 2,505 Are X-Rayed In Our Town The 1961 free chest x-ray survey in East Cleveland has been complete with 2,505 people being examined. “The results will be tabulated in two or three weeks and those who have no lung ab normalities will be receiving a card in the mail which will confirm the good news,” say Mrs. Frank Holzheimer. chair man of the local drive. The Volunteers who helped at the x-ray unit and the or ganizations they represented are: Mrs. William Lewis, Mrs. Carl Strahofer, Mrs. William Myers, Mrs. Arnold Dippel. Mrs. Joseph Fejes, Mrs. Joseph Rogish, Mrs. Robert O'Malley, Mrs. Carl Fehrenbach, Mrs. Herbert Hart and Mrs. Marie Curry, St. Philomena Church. Mrs. William Conrad, Mrs. Harlan Wood, Mrs. Charles Gardiner. Mrs. Ralph Peekin’ paugh, Mrs. E. H. Wardle, Mrs. Robert McCloud, Mrs. F. H. Chorman, Mrs. William R. Sneller, Mrs. Wilson Schar schmidt. Mrs. Richard Jones. Mrs. Robert Renton, Mrs. John Clem. Mrs. John R. Gest. Mrs. Albert Schultz. Mrs. John Leibert. Mrs. Alvin Hart and Mrs. Robert Madsen, Caledonia PTA. and Elm Mrs. Paul Mrs. Leonard Visci, Fred Sharlott, Mrs. Hodgson, Mrs. Donald Hu’^. Mrs. Glenn Lowry, Mrs. Frank iContinued on page 2) Classes At Korb Pool Swimming classes are again being planned for the summer sesions at the Korb Center Pool. Classes will meet three time® each week for five weeks, first session beginning June 26tli and second session beginning July 31st. All registration will be done by mail. Registration blanks are available at the school offices. Only East Cleveland School District Residents may register. Fee is $5 for each class of five weeks. Following clashes u ill be of fered: for beginners (per sons who cannot swim onp length of the pool). All begin ners must be 48 in. tall or able to swim one pool length: Intermediate students who have passed the beginner test or be able to swim more than one pool length. Swimmer class Candidates must be able to do correctly the side, breast, and crawl strokes. A class for girls of all ages who are at least at the interme diate skill level. Synchronized skill will be taught. Stroke correction for would be-speed swimmers. 8 to 18 years. They must be able to swim two pool lengths. Boys and girls. Advanced speed swimmers must know the four competitive strokes crawl, back crawl, breast and butterfly. 8 to 18 boys and girls. The pool will be open each afternoon from 1 to 4 for recrea tional swimming and Friday evenings from 7 to 9 for school district residents. A fee of 25c for students and 50c for adults will be charged. Registration Cards may be ob tained at the school offices until June 26th. Special Meet A special meeting of the East Cleveland Lions Club will be held at Owens Plantation at 8 p. m. tomorrow (Friday).