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to GL 1*4383 14,850 Circulation Guaranteed THIS ‘N’ THAT In East Cleveland WE WARNED Rev. Thurman F. Alexander awhile back that there would be repercussions if he mentioned our name from the Windermere Methodist Church pulpit. Nevertheless, he did so in acclaiming this news paper’s support for the proposed liquor bill now confronting the senate in the Ohio assembly. Now one of our favorite peo ple is leaving the East Cleveland scene as the Ohio Area Bishop has recalled the minister to his staff. We would like to express our regret on his departure and that of assistant pastor of the church, Rev. Richard Clark. It’s a rough blow, to say the least, to lose one minister, but being without the services of both capable clergymen is some what staggering to the Winder mere Methodist members. However, the congregation can be consoled by the fact, both men are going where they are more sorely needed. And in the long run, isn’t that the purpose of their calling? THOUGHTS TO SHARE is the subject of Poet Ross Connell in his latest endeavor. It appears that many local groups are tak ing note of his witty and whimsy tadent for he is now lecturing to various organizations in the area. AOL’NGEST (and perhaps the quietest spectator at the Tuesday morning zoning board meeting was two-month old Alane Marie Wiesler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wiesler, 1940 Noble rd. She sat in her grandmother’s lap during the long session and didn’t register one complaint. In fact, she seemed somewhat bored with the whole affair. NEW REFRAINS to an old tune might be forthcoming with the adoption of a city flag by East Cleveland officials. It seems the name Barbara Allen is not new to historical signifi cance. Barbara Allan here is the de signer of the city flag. Then there’s the Barbara Allen of the 17th century made famous in a traditional folk song. According to our colleague Al Henderson of The SCOOP (we don’t know what to do without him when such information is needed), the English and the Scotch both claim title to the original Barbara Allen ballad. Be that as it may, there are countless versions about the fair maiden with some 98 variations found in Virginia alone. Regardless of the vintage and talents of the folk tune subject, we’ll take East Cleveland's Bar bara Allen anytime. INCIDENTALLY, we owe al vote of thanks to Dr. Homer C. Alexander for his effort in gathering the infoi mation and quotes on Rev. Alexander. And in case you did not know by now there is no relationship between the two except their desire to serve their church and community. VUMDI! The East Cleve land Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 41. in conjunction with the local FOPA are having a Fish Fry next Wednesday starting at noon at the I & A Hall, 29717 Euclid ave. If it’s anything like their affairs in the past it shou’d be a jolly event. Note to Bill Hennie: We will be there after putting the Lea de/- “to bed.” So make sure there’s some food left. Sorry. Ladies it’s strictly a stag affair. NO ONE, but no one is left out of the East Cleveland Y’s camping trips. This was evident when one little tyke missed the camp bus Monday morning. To the youngster, it was a near tragedy—but to YWCA ex ecutive director Sue Bieniasz. there was no need to push the panic button. She drove the wor ried lad to the camp site, her self—a distance of 50 miles. This was all in a day’s work for Sue. Gene Hersh Wins Honor Cadet David C. Mulby, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Mulby, 1252 East 137th st., was recently named the outstanding member of the Castle Heights Military Academy rifle team He was the captain of the team. The school is located in Lebanon, Tenn. Today: Hayden at Shaw (South Bound), 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Forest Hills blvd. at Lee (North Bound), 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday: Euclid at Hastings (East Bound), 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Superior, West of Hayden (East Bound), 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Monday: Euclid, East of Su perior (East Bound) 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Euclid at Shaw (West Bound) 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday: Euclid at Hastings (East Bound), 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Euclid at Allendale (West Bound) 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday: Lee at Brewster (South Bound) 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thuisday. June 29th: Noble at Helmsdale (South Bound) 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Hayden at Shaw (North Bound) 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, June 30th: Euclid at Fay (West Bound) 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.: Euclid. West of Superior (East Bound), 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. by Homer (’. Alexander Not only members of hi church, but all East Cleveland is expressing profound regrets at the sudden announcement that Rev. Thurman F. Alexander is leaving his post at the Win dermere Methodist Church. The extremly popular cler gyman has been summoned by the Methodist Bishop of tho Ohio area to assume duties as superintendent of the Cambridge district. The call came suddenly and had to be acted upon quickly in order to receive confirmation at the annual Methodist Conference now in session at Lakeside, Ohio. According to leaders of his church, Rev. Alexander in hi three-j ear tenure here had made great strides in strengthening the congregation in order to meet the demands and problems of the present day city church in addition to his duties as senior pastor of the Methodist Church, Rev. Alexander has been Volume No. 20—No. 25 East Cleveland. Ohio City Adopts Shaw Grad’s Flag Design For the first time in its history, East Cleveland has an offical Flag. It is the work of a recently graduated Shaw High School student, Barbara Allen, of 16272 Glynn rd., whose entry was judged first prize winner in the flag Vehicle Safety Check Locations Are ♦Announced The East Cleveland Police De partment has received calls about where the Motor Ve hicle Check was being taken. The following are locations and times for the rest of June. [design contest held at the school. Barbara, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Allen, designed a flag which features a large turquois^ ellipse on a white background. Next to the initials "E.C.” are four symbols repre senting peace, justice, knowl edge and freedom. Her work was described by the judges as “a stylish, force ful design.” It topped a field of 43 entries submitted by Shaw art students. Barbara wins a $50 U.S. Savings Bond which was do nated as a personal contribution by members of the East Cleve land Commission. The prize will be awarded during the East Cleveland Community Picnic at Euclid Beach Park on July 12th. At the same time, the flag de sign will be officially presented to the city. In addition to Barbara’s top award, three runners up will re ceive appropriate awards and recognition as honorable men tion winners. They are: Judy Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner. 1876 Windermere ave. Richard Fiorello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Fiorello, 1385 Hayden ave. and Clayton Nagle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Nagle, 1228 Bender ave. For Barbara it was the second art contest she has won in re cent years. While a ninth grader at Kirk Junior High School, she took top honors in a city-wide safety poster competition. She plans to major in archi tecture at Ohio University. The recipient of an honorary (Continued on page 2 $ AFTER 50 YEARS, East Cleveland finally has a flag it can call its own. Shown with the new official city colors are Barbara Allen, the designer, Shaw Princi pal Wayne C. Blough, seated and School Supt. Harold Nichols. Rev. Alexander Leaves Z .. at.?... Rev. Thurman F. Alexander active in the affairs of the East Cleveland Ministerial Associa tion, the Kiwanis Club where he is now serving as public affairs chairman The YMCA Board of East Cleveland Wins Special AAA Citation East Cleveland won a “Spec ial Citation for Pedestrian Pro gram Activities” in the 22nd Pedestrian Program Appraisal of the American Automobile Association, it was announced this week by Mrs. Paul J. Knau, safety director of the AAA Cleveland Automobile Club, sponsor in this area. The community rated 76 per cent total score in the national judging. There were 241 cities in the 25-50,000 population group which submitted reports for AAA analysis and evalu ation. Police Lt. Robert E. Hall compiled the East Cleveland report. Pedestrian fatalities in East Cleveland in 1960 numbered three, an increase over the single death in 1959. However, national judges rated the city at 100 per cent accident records and their uses, 91 per cent on legislation and enforcement, 100 per cent on engineering, 94 per cent on or ganization, 94 per cent on school traffic safety and 85 per cent on public information and ed ucation. The ratings in all cases exceeded the national average for the population group. East Cleveland in 1958 won a grand award and first place in the AAA Appraisal. In 1959 is rated Honorable Mention. Mr. & Mrs. Burr Wed 50 Years Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Burr, former residents of Ardenall ave., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29th. Mr. Burr was employed by The Austin Co. before his retirement a few years ago. They now live at 1536 N.E. 28th dr.. Ft. Lauderdale, Flor ida. Their daughter, Beulah, is honoring her parents by having an open house on June 25th. Mrs. Burr was a volunteer at Huron Road Hospital for many years, serving at the reception desk. Both “Lou and Ella” were active in the East Cleveland Baptist Church and Windermere Chapter, No. 388 Order of East ern Star, being Past Patron and Past Matron of that organiza tion. There are two sons, Clayton who lives in Euclid, and Beryl who is a Navy Chaplain. They have 5 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Miss Von Rapp Is BWP Prexy The East Cleveland Business & Professional Women’s Club in stallation dinner will be held 7 p. m. Tuesday at the Tudor Arms Hotel, 10600 Carnegie ave. Grace M. Von Rapp will be in stalled as president for her sec ond term Mrs. Elmer Powell will serve as first vice-presi dent Pauline Thompson, second vice-president Josephine Slank as third vice-president Mrs. Marie Berry, recording secre tary Anita F. Blosser, corre sponding secretary and Mrs. Elva J. Ulman, treasurer. Management and many other civic organizations. He was recently elected pres ident of the Cleveland District Methodist Ministers Associa tion and also is-a director of the White Cross Hospital in Colum bus. That he will be sorely missed in East Cleveland is apparent from remarks of many civic leaders in the community upon *adly learning of his forthcom ing departure. In his own church circle, Frank H. Fellows, lay leader, had this to say: “When Mr. Alexander came to Windermere three years ago, he faced a challenge of great proportions. Fortunately for us, he was equal to the task and resolutely set out to develop a program that would best suit the changing trends of our church. “As a result of his tireless efforts and dedication to duty, Windermere has moved forward to meet the demands of the day. East Cleveland Leader The East Cleveland Leaden The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage in Northeast Greater Cleveland DONALD COFFEE, a native of Salem, Ohio, and a graduate of Kent State University, was appointed principal at Caledonia Ele mentary School. He is 29 years of age and taught in the Akron system four years and the Winnetka, Illinois, system two years. He is currently principal of the Mantua Elementary School in Mantua, Ohio. Mr. Coffee comes highly recommended as an in struction oriented princi pal. He is continuing work toward his doctorate at Colorado State in Greeley, Colorado. He replaces Miss Bertha Clendenen who re tired this year. 545 Register For School Five hundred forty-five stu dents registered for summer school. The elementary school class enrollment is 220 and the high school class enrollment is 419. Classes being taught at Shaw High School include English, Latin, Arithmetic. Algebra. Geometry. Biology. American History. American Government. Developmental and Remedial Reading and Typing. The most popular course is Typing showing a class reg istration of 125 pupils. Reading, Arithmetic. Fine Arts. Science and French make up the courses taught at the elementary school level. Seventeen teachers are em ployed to instruct the students of the summer school program. EAST C1EVT.LA5D 5(ta AXMV(*»ABk He and his family have become dear to us, and while we are sorry to see them leave, we wish them every success in this new and important venture.” Arthur E. Griffith, chairman of the board of trustees stated that Rev. Alexander has demon strated the ability to understand the problems of the modern church and has provided the leadership to carry forward the program here. Grace Toy Davidson, pres ident of the Women’s Society of Christian Service praised Rev. Alexander and his wife, Dorothy for their great inspira tion to the members of the WSCS. “Mrs. Alexander was especial ly well-qualified for leadership in the exegetic presentation of various books of the Bible and of course in “Basic Christian Beliefs,” she asserted. Miss Davidson also acclaimed Mrs. Alexander for her exper ience and training in the work of the church “which brought By Mail $5.00 Per Year ft***' Board Okays Rezoning For Apartments Rezoning of the south side of Terrace rd. between Noble and Allendale rds., was recommend ed to the city commissioners by the East Cleveland Zoning Board Tuesday morning. The request was asked by Builder Frank C. Virgin, who plans to construct a 10-story, 148 suite high rise apartment building on the three and a half acre site. The project is valued at more than $2*2 million. Because of the details involved and much protesting at the meeting by residents in the neighborhood, city commission ers are not expected to take up the question until its July ses sion. Homeowners in the area pro tested the rezoning because of “traffic hazards” that they said would result from the deluxe apartment. In the face of some 30 critics, the zoning board members voted to recommend rezoning and at the same time acked that the complaints registered be care fully studied before any final building plans are approved. The site is presently zoned for single and two-family residence. Charles A. Carran, city mana ger and chairman of the zoning board, told those at the meeting they will have ample opportunity to register their objections when the city commissioners act on the recommendation. A public hearing will be set before any action is taken, he said. The location of the proposed apartment is on the old Schmidt property. In the immediate area are several apartment buildings. Writing Class One more field of adult ed ucation will be open to residents of this area when Irv. Leiber man, writer, teacher and liter ary consultant, opens a class in “Article Writing” Thursday, June 29th, at the East Cleve land Public Library, 14101 Eu clid ave. The class will meet every Thursday evening for six ses sions, from 7:30 to 9 p. m. Per sons interested in registering are asked to contact Mrs. Ben Yuki at WH 35121. The regis tration deadline is tomorrow. (Friday). did you Know? The community's first governmental organization uas the East Cleveland Township which, was incorporated in 1846 with a western boundary being the present East 55th st. in Cleveland. In 1866 East Cleveland Village, which does not in any correspond in location with the present East Cleveland, was incorporated and was annexed to Cleveland in 1872. In 1890 the Hamlet of East Cleveland was incorporated, but existed only five years. In 1895 the Village of East Cleveland was incorporated and this vil lage comprised roughly the present area of East Cleveland. At the turn of the century, East Cleveland contracted with the Cleveland Electric Railway for “rapid transit" service. The ride to Public Square then took some 35 minutes and cost 4cents. First Presbyterian Church of East Cleveland was the first congregation organized in what is now Cuyahoga County. Organized in 1807, the congregation has had three buildings—all at the same location. The first was a log church constructed in 1810. This was followed by a frame building in 1816 and the prtsent stone edifice built in 1893. this department into greater prominence in the work of our organization.” Speaking for the East Cleve land Ministerial Association, Rev. Robert F. R. Peters, pres ident, stated: "In the three years of his ministry in East Cleve land, Rev. Alexander has demon strated a deep concern for the welfare of the community. He has participated wholeheartedly j* J3- A’ Court Will Allow School Over Graves The first decision of its type in the country was ren dered yesterday when Com mon Pleas Judge William Mc Dermott gave the First Pres byterian Church permission to build a Sunday School addition oxer some 20 graves. In a five-page opinion stressing the fact there was no precident to his action. Judge McDermott granted the request because he didn’t feel the graves would be desecrated. The judge also made a per sonal visit to the site at 16200 Euclid ave. The decision allows the church to begin a half-million dollar improvement project that will start with the Sun day School addition. New Minister Is Named For EUB Church A new minister has been as signed to Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church as a result of action taken at the Ohio-East Conference of the E. U. B. Church held at Lin wood Park, Vermilion last week. He is the Rev. Neal Lund, a native of North Olmsted, who assumed his duties Sunday. Mr. Lund was ordained during the Conference session and is a re cent honor graduate of United Theological Seminary in Day ton. He and Mrs. Lund and their two children will be moving into the parsonage at 13813 Alder ave. next week. The Sacrament of Holy Com munion will be observed during the Hour of Worship at Trinity Church next Sunday. The new minister will officiate at this service. Rev. and Mrs. Allan H. Zagray, who have served the Trinity Congregation for the last four years, have’ been as signed to establish a new mis sion church in North Canton, Ohio. They will be moving to their new field of service on Monday. Windermere Methodist Pulpit in its inter-church affairs. His leaving will be deeply felt by his brother pastors in the Min isterial Association, but we wish him every success in his important new work.” Outside the church, the re gretable departure of Rev. Al exander produced the following praise from Robert Kerr, pres ident of the East Cleveland Kiwanis Club Rev. Clark Also Leaves The Reverend Richard Lee Clark preached his final ser mon last Sunday as Associate Pastor of Windermere Metho dist Church. His new charge will be the Methodist Church in North Ridgeville, Ohio, in Norwalk District of the North-East Ohio Conference. He will be the only pastor there. Mr. Clark came to Winder mere directly from seminary and has assumed the role of associate pastor under the Reverend Mr. Thurman Alexander. Mr. Clark has placed special emphasis on youth work and visitation. A special coffee hour in Fellowship Hall recently hon ored Mr. Clark and was at tended by a large number of his friends and well wishers. He will take up his new duties July 1st. LOOK, BUT DON'T TOUCH! Members of the East Cleveland committee look over some of the cash that will constitute major prizes at the 31st annual picnic Wednesday, July 12th. For the photo, the money was loaned (no interest) by John DeRighter, manager of the Superior Savings and Loan where the picture was taken. Seated is Prize Committee Chairman Cal Coates. Others looking on are left to right, DeRighter, Richard Dowden, Rol Rendlesham, Ptl. Frank Clawson, Don Fisher, Don Fairbanks and Harry Martin. MICHAEL J. DeFIORE, sixth grade teacher at Rozelle School, was recently awarded a summer work shop scholarship by the Cleveland Council on Hu man Relations. He will at tend Western Reserve Uni versity along with 11 others so honored by the Council. GOP Meet The East Cleveland Republi can Womens Club will hold its June meeting in the newly or ganized East Cleveland Repub lican Headquarters, 1546 Hay den ave., Tuesday. Hostesses will be Mrs. Robert Brownlee, Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Paul Isley. All East Cleve land Republican women are cordially invited to attend. Members are urged to bring guests. Those needing transpor tation call GL. 1-6791. We quickly learned to res pect Kiwanian Thurman F. Al exander as an individual striving daily to practice the high ideals and objectives established for all Kiwanians. “As chairman of our impor tant public affairs committee and as an elected director of Kiwanis, Rev. Alexander con tributed inspired leadership and, by his own example, encourage ment to all. All East Cleveland Kiwanians wish him and his family the very best in his new assignment.” Rev. Alexander's fellow YMCA board members acclaim nod his leadership which they said was only matched by his devotion to duty and conscien tious approach to all of his committments. But, perhaps the greatest tri bute to the departing minister is the one phrase used by all who have commented on his new assignment which is: “We shall miss him greatly.” east *y CLEVELAND 50s A.NMVERSABT Picnic Prize Committee Out To Set Record "All citizens should be sure to get plenty of tickets for this year’s East Cleveland Picnic, Wednesday, July 12th, at Euclid Beach, because the Prize Committee is going all out to do the best job yet in the 30 years of the gala event. These encouraging words came from Cal Coates. Prize Committee chairman at the last meeting of the Picnic Committee. In announcing the list of major prizes for the annual af fair chairman Coates was very careful in explaining that the major prizes were again in ad dition to the Grand Set of Cash Prizes totaling $1,350. The top cash prize will be $500. The major prizes this yea’ consist of 20. which is an all time high for the picnic. There are two bicycles (either boy’s or girl’s, depending on the winner), an RCA Whirlpool Sweeper, two RCA Portable Television sets, one $25 Savings Bond, courtesy of Don Fischer, one $50 watch from Nelson’s Jewelry Store, one $25 savings account from the East Cleveland Savings and Loan Co., three $10 savings ac counts from the Superior Sav ings and Loan Co., one $25 Savings Bond by J. P. Mull and Associates, one $25 Savings Bond from Paul’s Restaurant, one $30 Sport Jacket given by Diamond's Men Shop, three $lt) planters from Nela Florist. 50 gallons of gas front Buddies Service Station, one $29.95 Nor elco Shaver from Stonebreak«~r-’ Drug Store and finally one $35 Sports Jacket from Bob Ken nedy’s Men’s Shop. “this list of major prizes cer tainly is an impressive one” stated Coats, “but it isn’t the total by a long shot. There will be many more minor prizes and there are always a few major prizes added to the list before the picnic date comes about.” “The prizes have always been the best at this annual East Cleveland affair and it looks like this year will be the best. he added. Don Trimboli. General Chair man, reports that the tickets have had their distribution and that as usual Ticket Chairman Don Fisher has made sure that the entire city was well cov ered. "This is one of the most im portant jobs of the nicnic and it is now up to the Citizens of East Cleveland to get out and ask for their share of tickets whenever they make a local purchase,” said Trimboli. Once again the Picnic Car is on the road courtesy of Jim Connell Chevrolet. This year the car is being driven by Richard Dowden, former Shaw High School student. He is at the beck-and-call of Ticket Chairman Fisher and the rest of the Committe so that his wanderings around the City also have a purpose other than just letting the people know about the event. Co-chairman Rol Rendlesham and Dr. J. R. Stahl report that the Platform program is shap ing up quite well. They are in charge of the proceedings for the program night of the draw ing and their efforts are expec ted to result in a smooth and even flow of events. Gets Masters Degree John Hirsch, 1838 Wymore ave., recently received a Mas ter’s degree in business admin istration from Harvard Univ* ersity.