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In East Cleveland
IT’S THAT TIME again when
East Clevelanders will join with
natives the length and width
of the land on the annual assault
on the grand old American
Custom—the picnic.
But before you pack the kids,
the picnic basket, and other
paraphernalia and head for the
wilds of yonder park and its
wooded glen, take heed of the
following tips from Dr. F. T.
Suppes, the city’s health direc
“Food spoils quickly in hot
weather,” he says, “and among
the prime offenders are salads,
cottage cheese, deviled eggs,
chopped meats and cream filled
pastries. Keep these cold.
“Remember,” Doc
adds, “spoiled food
we e
some interesting data from the
New’s Service of the National
Education Association and the
Ohio Education Association.
Such is the information on
a taxpayer’s investment that is
about to pay big dividends.
According to the Education
News Service, the $284 million
it cost to educate Ohio’s cur
rent crop of 90,000 high school
graduates will pay off in $23
billion of earning power.
This, in a sense, is a profit
of more than $22.7 billion dur
ing the lifetime of the high
school graduate as compared to
the initial investment
Figures compilea by
Education Association
department show
90,000 students who graduate
this spring from Buckeye public
high schools can expect to earn
an average of $257,557 each
during their lifetime by virtue
of 12 years of education.
nounced policy of strict enforce
ment of the state Sabbath law
by some neighboring communi
ties has caused an unwarrant
ed fuss.
It is interesting to note that
all the excitement was generat
ed by a recent U. S. Supreme
Court decision upholding a
city’s right to enforce the state
law that has been on the books
for many years.
What is not appreciated is
the fact Ohio’s law' is much
more lenient than other states
v hich were effected by action by
the highest court in the land.
In Our State, those who con
scientiously observe Saturday
as the Sabbath can close that
day and remain open Sunday.
The strict enforcement policy
of neighboring communities
was instigated because several
large merchandising houses
was openly flouting the law.
Previously the small merchants
who remained open on Sundays
were not bothered.
But now, there is no alterna
tive but to enforce the law on
the small, family-operated store
as well as the big merchants.
So far as East Cleveland is
concerned, the present situation
has little effect inasmuch as
there are none of these big mer
chandising outlets in Our Town
that have made such a farce
out of the Sabbath observation.
We feel City Manager Carran
Is wise in his cautious approach
whereas no local violators will
be accosted until ample study is
made of the problem.
Fortunately, thanks to com
plete cooperation of local mer
chants—the problem is slight
here. Actually, the family-oper
ated neighborhood store is a
boon to the forgetful housewife
who might run out of necessary
goods on a Sunday.
At the same time, the action
of Cleveland’s mayor leaves
much to be desired. He feels
that it is up to the citizens to
go to the expense and trouble
of bringing evidence of violat
ors to the prosecutor.
This is most certainly a police
job and should not be entrusted
to what could be “vigilante
If the Cleveland Mayor feels
there are not enough gen
darmes on hand to check Sab
bath law violators, he should
ask council for a bigger police
force rather than depend on
citizens to act as law officers.
If this be his idea on appre
hending Sabbath law violators,
why not use civilians to thwart
all crimes—and in that wray
eliminate the expensive police
department altogether?
Gtye Hersh
S u es|
spoils pic-.
Twenty-one local agencies are
insuring East Cleveland public
school buildings for $10,850,000
at a cost of $4,988.70 annually.
The new plan adopted by the
school board at Monday night’s
meeting gives regular building
hazards coverage with additional
coverage for vandalism.
The proposal approved was
submitted by an insurance com
mittee of local agents.
The new plan approved for a
five-year period increases the
coverage over $1,000,000 but is
$1,223.30 less than last year’s
total premium.
The board okayed paying the
five-year total of $23,316.75,
thus saving the system another
$1,626.75 or 6.98 per cent.
By cancelling all existing pol
icies, the board realized enough
refund, to pay a substantial bit
..jof the new plan.
In other business at the meet
ing. the Board:
HEARD a report on summer
maintenance plans.
APPROVED tentatively a
budget for the fiscal year 1962
of over $3 million and a library
budget of $266,912.
APPLAUDED a report pre
sented by Bruce Holderbaum on
special pupils.
ADOPTED several new text
OKAYED teacher appoint
ments and summer job apoint
ACCEPTED resignations from
10 teachers.
Classes Are
Started Here
by tax
the Ohio
that the
The East Cleveland Recreation
Department annuonces that
Handicraft Classes will be held
as usual this summer.
The schedule is as follows:
at Chambers School—1 to 2 p.m.
at Pattison Park (the Red
House)—3 to 4:30 p. m.
The classes are in session
now and will continue for 10
weeks, Mondays thru Fridays.
All boys and girls—from 5 to
12 years are welcome to attend
the classes. Leather and wood
craft, weaving, metal-tapping,
plaque painting, and other dec
orative objects
many projects
and pleasure,
is necessary.
are among the
offered for fun
No registration
Picnic, Anyone?
Having a company picnic?
Mail the details to reach Mr.
Gene Hersh. 814 East
152nd st., Cleveland 10. by
noon Tuesday (MON DA Y
preferred), or phone GLen
ville 1-4S78.
authority on
history, Mrs.
available her
A recognized
East Cleveland
Price will make
extensive collection of historical
knowledge as both resource and
written material. Her holdings
include about 300 slides, many
of which have never been re
produced books, papers, pam
phlets and file cards
with interesting notes.
She wondered, for example,
why “Doan’s Corners” was on
East 105th st. and Doan ave., in
East Cleveland. She started to
Summer Films
Free movies for children will
be shown at the Main East
Cleveland Library Thursday,
June 22nd at 2 p.m.
They will be “White Maine”,
the story of a young boy’s love
for a wild stallion found roam
ing free in the marsh country of
Southern France and “Fiddle De
Dee”, a rollicking bit of
nleasing patterns drawn
Norman McLaren to the
dler’s tune “Listen to
Mocking Bird”.
Civil Service Official is visiting wth two brothers and
a sister in East Cleveland. The Stevensons, John, Tom,
and sister Mrs. Jean Muno, welcomed brother Robert
from Cowdenbeath, Scotland this week. Robert recently
retired after serving 40 years with the British Govern
ment. John of 1364 Hampton rd., is a retired foreman
from General Electric. Mrs. Muno lives at 1610 East
133rd st. Tom is a teacher at Patrick Henry Jr. High
and resides at 1015 East 131 st.
Volume No. 20—No. East Cleveland. Ohio By Mail $5.00 Per Year
.did you Know?
Shaw High School is the outgrowth of Shaw Academy
established by John Shaw in 1838. It is located on a site
which was once Shaw's farm. "Aunt Shaw,” the founder’s
widow, was closely identified with the academy's early
The East Cleveland area was once known an *'Collawer,
named afterJacob Collamcr, a t. S. Supreme Court Justice
and the Postmaster General under President Taylor. It
covered a somewhat larger area than the present city.
Prior to 1897, Euclid ave. was a plank road, stretching
from East 22nd st. to what is now Wickliffe. There were
four toll gates along the route.
Mrs. Price Appointed
Appointment of Mrs. J. Waide
Price, of 1878 Page ave., as of
ficial historian for East Cleve
land’s Golden Anniversary Year
observance was announced to
day by James E. Bateman,
chairman of the anniversary
look into stich matters and, as
she puts it, “it snowballed into
a full-blown historical research
Mrs. Price is not an East
Cleveland-born resident. She is
a native of Cincinnati and came
here with her husband in 1938.
Her husband, a doctor of phil
osophy in chemistry, is in
charge of the clinical laboratory
at University Hospitals. Mrs.
Price is also a chemist and
since 1954 has served in the
same laboratory as a teacher
in the medical technologists
training program.
Many local clubs and organi
zations have heard historical
presentations given by Mrs.
Price. She has countless facts
at her finger tips and her audi
ences have been impreseed with
the depth of knowledge she has
of the community’s background.
Mrs. Price became interested
in East Cleveland history
through an association with
community organizations a few
years agp. At the time, she be
came curious about the origin
of names and places in East
The Prices have two daugh
ters. One is working toward an
advanced degree in chemistry at
the University of Cincinnati
the other is enrolled in college in
Maryville, Tenn.
For Mrs. Price, East
land history has been a
of love.” She has also described
it as an interesting and absorb
ing hobby.
Kirk Pupils
Score High
In Latin Test
In a nationwide Latin profi
ciency test, 21 Kirk Junior High
School ninth graders merited
Approximately 40.000 stu
dents entered the contest, which
was sponsored by Auxilium Lat
inum. a national classroom
Latin magazine. Encouraged by
Lawrence Perney, their teacher,
27 Kirk Latin students volun
teered to answer the 120 point
essay-type exam. While across
the country the average num
ber of correct answers was 45,
the school’s Latin scholars
achieved an average grade of
In order to earn one of the
four different achievement
awards, a score between 90 and
120 was required. Nancy Well
man and Bruce Scharschmidt
attained the highest prize of a
medal-pin and a Certificate of
Superlative Merit for their out
standing scores which w*ere over
115. Achieving the next highest
award of a Certificate of
scores be
and 114 were Kay
Prouty and Mary Mann.
Eminent Merit for
___ tween 110 and 114
Certificates of Superior Merit
were granted to Barbara
Stroud. Sue Lazna. Mary Ann
Cochran. Linda Gordon, Lee
Behrens, Donna Teras, and
Ellen Shrader.
Receiving Achivement Certifi
cates of Honorable Merit were
Gloria Geitz, Eugene
Jackie Scott. Janet
Susan Ohlinger, Mary
Jenifer Young, Kathy
Belva Blankschaen, and
Mrs. Hamilton
Is Twin Club
Honor Mother
her act­
She was chosen for
ive interest in the Mothers of
Twins Club, PTA and her
She will compete for the State
crown of Mother of the Year
at the convention of the Ohio
Federation of Mothers of Twins
in Cuyahoga Falls, June 24th.
Social Meet Set
The East Cleveland Business
Association will have its June
social gathering at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson,
2400 Newbury dr., Tuesday,
starting at 7 m.
East Cleveland Leader
The East Cleveland Leader. The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage in Northeast Greater Cleveland
300,000 TICKETS. Hot of the presses at the Collinwood
Publishing Co., are some 300,000 East Cleveland Com
munity Picnic tickets. And right on hand to distribute
them were members of the ticket committee. Eagerly
aiding Pressman Ralph Lenardic (center) as he finishes
They Warrant Attention
A new unit has been added of a warrant can be made any
to the East Cleveland Police] where in the state of Ohio and
Department and it is rapidly
making itself known throughout
this area and the state.
According to police records,
an increasing number of people
fail to appear in court for
various traffic violations. Thus,
the police department has been
deluged by judicial writs issued
by the court, at the end of 1960.
Chief H. S. Weaver quickly
responded to the problem by
forming the “Warrant Detail”
under the command of Captain
one patrol
each of the
process all
for service.
R. royan. The
Squad” consists of
man assigned from
three platoons to
warrants received
“This entails the keeping of a
current filing system, criss
cross list and all information
on subjects wanted. This in
formation is then made avail
able to all members of the police
department.” reports Captain
Since the conception of thi
unit, 85 percent of all warrants
issued have been served (sub
ject apprehended). A little
known fact is that the service
Bing Furniture’s Euclid store,
22300 Lake Shore blvd., in the
Shore Center Shopping Plaza,
is the only unit that will be
operated upder the family name
in Greater Cleveland, according
to an announcement today by
George L. Bing, son of Louis
S. Bing, who recently sold the
70 year old furniture company
to Columbus interests.
The Cleveland Mothers
Twins Club have honored Mrs.
James Hamilton, jr„ 1847
Knowles ave., East Cleveland
as their Mother of the Year.
She was crowned at a dinner
meeting of the club and given
a charm bracelet with
houette heads of her
as a memento.
the sil
George L. Bing, a former vice
president and merchandise man
ager of the company, together
with Aaron Zeiger, who has
been Euclid store manager for
the past two years, will run the
store, with the same personnel,
and with the same friendly pol
icies that made Bing’s one of
the largest furniture chains in
this part of the country.
Starting today, the store is
running a Stock Liquidation
Sale, in order to make room
for new merchandise which the
new owners have purchased at
the Chicago Furniture Mart.
There will be extra sales peo
ple to handle the many shopper*
that are expected to take ad
vantage of the store’s offerings.
For further details, see their
large ad, elsewhere in this
Subpoena Squad Here Making Itself Known
the subject returned to East
Cleveland for posting of a bond
or a hearing before Judge S.
is com
and My-
The warrant detail
posed of patrolmen
Hrovat, Earl Lefferts
ron Marfut.
“These officers go
much detail in obtaining in
formation on wanted subjects,”
said Troyan.
“Sources for this information
is confidential, therefore will
not be revealed as to how,
where, or when.” he added.
Many humorous incidents oc
cur while making service on
warrants. On one occasion, a pa
tolman, with warrant in hand,
approached the front door of
a dwelling. As he rang the bell,
his partner stationed himself
Meinhardt Heads Sports Clinic
The East Cleveland Board of only open to boys in elementary
Education in coordination with and junior high. They will fea
the East Cleveland Recreation ture development of all the va
Department is sponsoring an
eight-week series of sports clin
ics which will include instruc
tion in tennis, basketball, and
junior Olympics. The program
will consist of lessons in the
various skills of each sport with
plenty of time devoted to actual
participation in each activity. It
is free to any resident boy or
girl in East Cleveland.
The program will be
he supervision of Thomas
hardt, present teacher and
•it Shaw High School,
hardt, who formerly taught in
both the elementary
high schools, was a
both the basketball
teams at Shaw and
University before entering the
’eaching field.
and junior
member of
and tennis
Kent State
The tennis clinics will be held
Monday through Friday from 9
10:30 a. m. Participants must
furnish their own rackets and
.ennis garb. Balls will be fur
nished. Skills to be taught in
clude the serve, forehand, back
hand. volley, overhead, and gen
eral strategy. Beginners and ad
anced player alike are welcome.
The program is also open for
both boys and girls of al! ages.
Courts to be used are:
Monday and Wednesday: For
est Hills.
Tuesday and Friday Shaw.
Thursday: Patterson.
The clinics will climax with
tournaments held among the va
rious age groups in August.
The basketball clinics will be 2:30-4.
The East Cleveland Board of
Education took action at the
Monday meeting to continue its
policy of investing money by de
claring $950,000 as maximum in
active funds.
This action is made possible
by state legislation enacted in
1959 which permits boards of
education to invest inactive
funds in government bonds or
short term notes.
The East Cleveland school ac
count was richer by $34,014 as
a result of this legislation during
the 1960 fiscal year,
practical purposes this
of money represent*
For all
income i
cutting the tickets are left to right Ticket Committee
members Lou Picnic and Dick Pearce, Russell Foulke,
Collinwood Publishing Co., manager and Don Fisher,
ticket chairman. The tickets are now being distributed
to local business establishments.
out the
into the
at the rear door. A few
later, our subject ran
rear door still dressing,
arms of the patrolman. Asked
why he was leaving in such
haste, he replied that it was
too hot inside the house and
he was going for a walk: time
was 3 a. m.—sub-zero weather.
The children’s game of “hide
and seek” has been exposed to
to the warrant detail on several
occasions one such case brings
this story: After gaining en
trance to a house, officers were
told that the subject whom they
sought had not been home tor
the past three weeks. The wife
told the officerss that if they
didn’t believe her they could
look around. While prodding
a pile of clothing in the clothes
closet with a flashlight, the
subject came to life. Subject
rious basketball skills and
“choose up” games. No special
equipment is needed for these
cinics. The schedule is as fol
Forest Hills Park: Monday
and Wednesday, 10:30-12 a. m.
Shaw Field: Tuesday and Fri
day. 10:30-12 a. m. (Jr. high
boys). 1-2:30 p. m. (elementary
Superior Hill Wednesday, 1
2:30 p. m.
Patterson Park: Thursday,
10:30-12 a. tn. (Jr. high boys).
1-2:30 p. m. (Elementary boys).
Caledonia: Monday, 2:30-4
p. m.
The Junior Olympics Clinics
will be open to both boys and
girls in age groups (9, 10, 11).
(12, 13), (14, 15). Activities in
which to participate include va
rious track events that are
geared to each age group. There
will be dashes, relays, softball
throw, broad jumping (standing
and running), high jump and
some hurdle and weight events
for older groups. The program
will climax in a junior Olympics
day for East Cleveland with the
winners qualifying for the coun
ty-wide meet later in the sum
mer. The schedule for these clin
ics will be:
Shaw* Field: Tuesday and Fri
day. 2:30-4.
Forest Hills: Monday, 1-2:30.
Caledonia: Monday, 2-4.
Patterson: Thursday, 2:30-4.
Superior Hill: Wednesday.
Board Piggy Bank Fund
Is Near Million Mark
On another occasion, officers
were trying to' locate a subject
for several months, the last
address obtained could be
one. The hour was 1:30 a.
one officer rang the bell,
other waited in the rear
policeman at the front door
was welcomed into the home,
during the conversation with
the lady of the house it was
ascertained that the subject was
working out of state. The other
officer came into the house
and had conversation with the
woman. Number one officer
into the hallway and said “O.K.
You can come out now,” in a
high pitched voice coming from
the clothes closet, “It’s about
time.” Subject apprehended.
“Many tactics have been used
to evade the warrant detail,
but eventually East Cleveland
police get
their man,” boasts
up his claim, he
that 101 warrants
served since the
To back
points out
have been
“Subpoena Squad” was formed
last January.
Kiwanis Gives
$1500 For City
Park Lighting
The East Cleveland Kiwanis
Club will donate $1,500 to the
city for the installation of lights
at the Forest Hills Park
riding and ski slope it
learned today.
According to Kiwanis
ident, Robert Kerr, this is half
the cost of the installation.
The arrangements for the
donation were through the ef
forts of the club’s public affairs
committee headed by Rev.
Thurman Alexander.
City Manager Charles A.
Carran called the Kiwanis ges
ture a fine demonstration of
civic spirit and a great contri
bution to the city.
from one-third of a mill tax
the total valuation of the school
School income comes from two
sources—local taxes, 81% and
state subsidy. 19%. The local
tax money comes mostly from
real estate collections twice an
Of the $950,000 declared as in
active funds, $300,000 is special
bond and building improvement
money and $650,000 is general
fund money. Investments have
been made primarily in short
term notes that are scheduled
to mature just ahead of dis
bursement commitments.
High Rise
Is Sought
East Cleveland’s planning
and zoning commission will con
sider a request at next Tues
day morning’s
zone property
for a 10-story,
rise apartment
meeting to re
on Terrace rd.,
148-suite high
Value of the proposed project
is estimated at $2,500,000. Re
questing rezoning of the land
on the south side of Terrace
between Noble and Allendale
rds., is Frank C. Berzin.
The location is on the old
Schmidt property and presently
is zoned for single and two
family homes. However, in the
immediate area are several
apartment buildings.
The proposed deluxe apart
ment site would cover three and
a half acres with a frontage of
262 feet in length and 475 feet
According to the builder, the
project •will be FHA financed
and will be started immediately
if the rezoning is approved.
If the zoning commission
okays the request it then w-ill
go to the city commissioners
for a public hearing and final
Health Boss
Gives Summer
Fun Warning
Dr. F. L. Suppes. East Cleve.
land Health Director, today re
minded area residents that
warm weather and picrites some
times go hand in hand with food
“The most important thing to
remember about picnic foods i*
keep it cold for as long as pos
sible before serving.” he con
tinued. Salads, egg dishes,
chopped meats and cream filled
pastries were named as prime
“If you don't feel well.” the
director continued, “don’t prer
pare food. Many types of food
illnesses can be passed along
through food.”
When you arrive at the picnic
area, keep all foods covered un
til time to serve them. Keep all
nerishable foods and beverages
in an ice chest or equivalent un
til time to use them. It’s not a
good idea to submerge con
tainers in stream water. Check
canned goods for dents or swell
"Picnics are fun.” Dr. Suppes
concluded, “let’s also keep them
Wed 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. William E
Forsythe. 15006 Terrace rd.,
celebrated their Golden Wedding
Anniversary yesterday. They
have been resident* of East
Cleveland for forty-seven years.
They have a daughter. Mrs. U.
Sherman Dye, and son.
liajn E. Forsythe,
Meg Gottron Named
All-Star Swimmer
Meg Gottron. a fifth grader
at Caledonia School, is one of
ten girls selected for posts on
the Lake Erie A. A. U. all-star
swimming team. Her award wa
won on the basis of perform
ances in the 10-and-under age
group during the 1960-61 indoor
She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. A. Gottron, 15457
Brewster rd.
Meg swims for Cleveland
Swim Club, but does a good deal
of her training with Coach Neil
Skinner’s speed classes at Korb
Center pool. It was in a meet
at Korb last February, that she
set her most prized record, the
Lake Erie A. A. V. 100-yard
individual medley mark of one
minute 23.1 seconds. She com
petes in all four basic strokes,
qnd also holds the district rec
ord in the 50-yard freestyle.
Two other East Clevelanders.
Kent McWherter and George
Frey, ware also honored by the
Coaches Association. They were
awarded posts on the district
all-star high school team for
their outstanding performances
this past easoa a* member* of
11 tn.
Last Sunday. Jure
were honored with
house given by their children at
the home of Mrs. Dye.
Meg Gottron
Shaw varsity. George
crack backstroker and Kent spe
cializes in the backstroke and
individual medley.

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