Newspaper Page Text
to GL. 1-4383 14,850 Circulation Guaranteed Police Urge Winter Driving Preparation East Cleveland is well braced for another winter season, according to Chief of Police H. S. Weaver, but he hopes all drivers will make immediate preparations of their own to help prevent traffic tie-ups and skid ding accidents befort arrival of freezing rains or heavy JapanJ-ilms At Library On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Thursday, December 7th at 8 p. m. at the East Cleveland Public Library two color films will present the orient as it is today. “Japan” is one of the finest pictorial documents available on modern Japan, and “A Mil lion Lights Shall Glow” is a fascinating travelog about the city of Hong Kong. The admission is free and the public is cordially invited. Kirk String Orchestra Is Selected The Kirk String Orchestra has been invited to perform as a demonstrating group at the Ohio Music Educators’ 1961 Convention, to be held tomor row and Saturday at the Pick Carter Hotel. String instrument specialists will conduct this Saturday morning session entitled “These Things Work For Me,” during which they will demonstrate teaching techniques to their audience of professional teach ers. One of the four clinicians will be S. Robert Fraser of Shaw High School, who will conduct the demonstration and discussion regarding the handl ing of special problems of the stringed bass. In addition, the orchestra will perform one or two num bers under its regular conduc tor, Kenneth S. Williams of Kirk Junior Junior High. Ken Holcomb Is Legion Service Officer Here Kenneth A. Holcomb, 1743 North Taylor rd., has been appointed service officer for American Legion Post 163, Commander Lou Frelich an nounced today. Holcomb, who joined the East Cleveland Post in 1934, will trke care of records, claims of pensions and other needs of members. He is a retired insur ance executive and is active in many local civic organizations. By Ruth Klimowski Webster’s Dictionary, College Edition, defines (somewhat in differently) the word “admin istrator” in this manner: “One who administers person who has executive work or abi lity.” An afternoon spent with Rob ert S. Moore and Sheldon Schweikert, the two administra tive assistants to City Manager Car ran, proved that it is not a case of “work or ability—” it must be a combination of both. Stymies Our Reporter The qualifications and train ing necessary for such a posi tion staggers the imagination of a female who can’t make her checkbook balance, much less think in terms of helping to work out the operational pro cedures of an entire city. While their titles and major duties are dissimilar, there is still a basic similarity of back ground and purpose to the posi tions held by Schweikert (Exe cutive Assistant to the City Manager) and Moore (Purchas ing Agent, Civil Service Sec* Volume No. 20—No. 48 snows of 1961-62. “It will take more than an adequate snow removal budget with snowplow crews and po lice officers working overtime, to keep traffic moving smooth ly and safely in really bad weather,” the chief warned. “It will also require reasonable cooperation of a thoroughly prepared driving public.” Beware of Skidding The stalling or skidding of a few chainless cars or trucks can bring occasional traffic jams soon after a snowfall has started, he explained but if an early winter storm gets really bad it may be impossible to “catch up” with the snow plowing and sanding opera tions, which could normally cope with all but the severe kinds of blizzards, when in adequately equipped vehicles stall to a halt with wheel spin ning, and getting nowhere. This can blockade snowplows and emergency vehicles, he pointed out. Reinforced tire chains for severe conditions are the most realistic answer. Other “Bugaboos” Chief Weaver named inade quate traction and reduced visibility as winter’s twin bugaboos for which motorists should prepare even while In dian summer lingers. “These hazards can be com pensated for, but it’s too late to wish for tire chains when the freezing rain, sleet or heavy snow begins to fall,” he said. “It’s too late when you notice that your windshield wiper isn’t moving the slush or snow of winter’s first storm to permit a clear view of the road and traffic ahead.” Three “fair weather” steps, taken now, can avoid embar rassment and the danger of winter’s infamous one-two punch, Chief Weaver declared. His recommendations, based on National ’Safety Council re search and endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police follow: Need Good Treads First, have good tire treads, snow tires if you prefer. At the very least rear tires that have little or no tread remain ing should be replaced with new treads. Snow treads are still better and provide some limited but helpful added trac tion during mild to medium snow conditions. They do not, however, replace tire chains. Second, always carry a set of reinforced tire chains in your car trunk, ready for use when needed for severe snow or ice conditions, or for steep hills where only light coatings of snow or ice can cause accidents or delays. Tests prove tire chains provide the most trac tion, and experience shows they are the most reliable means to (Continued on Page 2) retary, and Personnel Manager). Both From Pa. This much these young men have in common: both are ori ginally from Pennsylvania have had their careers temporarily interrupted by two years’ over seas duty in the Army are both married and both are interested in what leisure-time activity permitting participation in group activities. Sheldon in the Y’a Men’s Club and Bob in World Politics discussions. Schweikert is a Thiel College graduate, with a M. A. from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania. Majoring in Local and State Government, this course in Philadelphia, and a six-months eluded field work in the city of internship in the city of East Cleveland. Our city’s fine reputation as a model of the city-manager plan of government was an en ticement for Sheldon—he delib erately chose it as the city in which he wished to intern. In 1958 he became an official mem ber of the staff. ’7 Remember two years ago when alert East Cleve land police stopped an overweight truck and discovered is contained a 20-ton shipmet of machine guns, rifles, ammunition and dynamite? Well, this incident is back in the news again as the head of the firm shipping the arms from Oconomowoc, Wis.,| to Bogota, N. J., goes on trial before a federal judge Monday on a charge of transporting some 60 automatic weapons that were unregistered. It happened on Nov. 16th, 1959. Patrolmen Joseph Nally and Richard Hrovat (now a sergeant) spotted the truck going East on Euclid ave., and hailed it fbr a weight check. Evasive Driver Evasive answers by the driver on why the vehicle contained an overload of more than 8,000 pounds caused the officers to investigate the contents. What they saw made ex plosive news around the nation as the truck contained such items as mentioned above plus several ancient Gatling guns, which were the forerunner of the modern rapid fire and auto matic light weapon. Previously to their arrival on the local scene, the Gatling guns were items only seen on awfully late television movies. Observers feel that the sud den reopening of the case is due to the energetic efforts of the Cleveland area’s new dis trict attorney. Merle McCurdy. Assistant District Attorney Dominic J. Simino, who will handle the case for the govern ment, said that conviction of the charge carries a penalty of five years in prison and a $2,00 fine for each unregistered machine gun found in one’s possession. May testify He would not say who would testify for the government, but it is almost certain that Nally and Hrovat will, with the pos sibilitv of other local policemen including Capt. Robert Tryon and Chief H. S. Weaver also being called. W’hen the load of arms was discovered, Chief Weaver im- An over-whelming background of basic law, rules, regulations, work procedures, methods of organization and management, budget, and operational tech niques (to name a few) has been mediately called the FBI and before too many hours had passed, other government agen cies such as the Inter-State Commerce Commission and the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit were involved. However, as far as East Cleveland officials were con cerned, the case of the over weight truck was closed (at least up to the announcement JP studied by these two “bright young men.” Still Studying The duties and management of each department in a city, from rubbish removal and paper- Robert Moore Sheldon Schweikert East Cleveland’s Brainy Interns The East Cleveland Leader. The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage In Northeast Greater Cleveland JIB THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING found members of the Horizon Club of East Cleveland, a Senior Camp Fire Girl group, busily volunteering their services bright ening up furniture at the Corey Day Nursery, 1117 East 105th st. Hard at work are, left to right, Amy Klein, 13616 Fifth ave. Advisor Mrs. Frank Missbach, 1872 Hastings Judy Dagenbach, 14526 Orinoco Cheryl Missbach, 1872 Hastings and Phyllis Larson, 987 Brunswick. Shipper of Arsenal Seized Here in '59 Goes on Trial Monday of the trial date next week) when the truck driver forfeited his $270 bond by not showing up for trial in Judge Stanton Addams court. It is customary in such cases for the bond to be set at ap proximately the amount of the probable fine. Actually the truck and its contents were released by fed eral authorities except for the 60 unregistered automatic wea pons. As a sidelight, Ptl. Nally and Sgt. Hrovat are still reaping praise from the district attor ney’s office for a “bang-up” job of investigating. W'i —. .. 0133285^ AN EXPLOSIVE sight greeted police officers Joseph Nolly and Richard Hrovat when they made a routine stop of a truck-trailer on Euclid ave., two years ago. Suspicious of the evasive answers given by the truck driver when it was found the vehicle was more than 8,000 pounds overweight, the two officers investigated the cargo. This electrically operated turret with four 50-caliber machine guns used for anti-aircraft fire is part of the load of guns and ammunition they discovered. Official East Cleveland Police Dept. Photo Bright Young Interns Help Pros Govern City clip purchases, to the taxation regulations and police-car de preciation, have all been areas of research for both of them. As a matter of fact, Sheldon is still studying he is presently a junior in the Cleveland-Mar shall Law School, by nights— of necessity. Bob Moore’s M. A. in Public Administration was earned at the Maxwell Graduate School, University of Syracuse. His pre vious experience was six months of service with Ohio State’s Legislative Research Committee, providing background informa tion for legislators. February, 1957, was his start ing date with the city in his case, too, East Cleveland held an appeal that other applications did not fulfil. Duties Varied Bob’s duties include a variety of responsobilities, as evidenced by his trio of titles (necessit ted by the fact there is no one generic term that is all-inclu sive). His detailed explanation of the three types of civil serv ic* (Federal, State, and Muni East Cleveland. Ohio By Mail $5.00 Per Year Thursday, November 30, 1961 “This is the season of the year when fire losses both in lives and property are greater than average,” says East Cleveland Fire Chief Fred W. Lange. “For instance,” he points out, “last year in the three-day Christmas holiday, 77 persons died as a result of fire. Many of these tragedies could have been prevented.” Regardless, the chief contin ues, facts point up the need for greater fire safety and in creasing reliance on the Fire Service for the protection of the community. At this season of tho year, the following advice for Christ mas safety in the home is most timely: Choose a small Christmas tree. Use care in setting it up away from radiators, heat ers, fireplaces. Stand it in water to retard drying. Use fireproof decorations and Cardinals Travel To Sandusky The Shaw High basketball team will travel to Sandusky this Saturday night to renew the rivalry with the Blue Streaks. The Cardinals will be also at tempting to win their first en counter in the last four years with the powerful Sandusky quintet. Last year Sandusky was ranked as high as fourth in the state and they have three let termen back from this power ful team. Coach Bob Beachy has moved in two guards from his Junior Varsity from last season to fill out the starting five. This is the opening game for Sandusky and the first away game for the Cardinals. On Thanksgiving eve the Cardinals opened their 1961-62 season with a heartbreaking 58 to 54 loss to Collinwood in over time. Shaw started first by rolling up a 17 to 7 first quarter lead, but then bogged down in the second quarter as the Railroad ers, led by Larry Miller, poured in 18 points to tie the score 25 to 25 at half time. The East Clevelanders out pointed the Railroaders 16 to 15 in the third period and had a two-point lead erased with nine seconds to go in the game to throw it into overtime. In the extra period, Collin wood connected on three straight shots, while the Cardi nals could only score one basket and two fouls to wrap up the contest. Jerry Harbak led the scoring with 24 points, while Jim Smal ley also contributed 14 for the Red Birds. Smalley was also high in the rebound department as the 6 foot 3 junior pulled down nine rebounds. cipal) was a refresher-course in American Government, and a reminder that local citizens serve on our own Civil Service Board. His job as secretary of this group overlaps to some extent his personnel duties firemen, policemen, and many other city employees are among those who come under this jurisdiction. He also works on such prob lems as city damage claims and workmens’ compensations. Answer Complaints Among the many duties of Moore and Schweikert is the attention they give to tele Fire Chief Gives Safety Hints For Display of Christmas Trees electric lights (never candles). And when the tree starts to dry out, discard it. Don't leave children at home alone at Christmas or at any other time. Chief Lange says, “Many children die in fires as a result of being left at home alone.” Following are regulations of the East Cleveland Fire Depart ment relative to display of Christmas trees: College Club Meets Tomorrow The Shaw High School Col lege Club will hold an evening meeting next Monday at 7:30 in the Korb Student Lounge. The evening meeting is planned so that all Shaw stu dents and their parents can at tend. The guest speaker will be the personnel manager at the Parker-Hannifin Corporation, who will explain why industry wants college graduates. The program should be valu able for all students and their parents concerned about select ing and preparing for future vocations. phoned, written, and sometimes personally-tendered complaints, both real and imagined. Quick to soothe an upset tax payer, they are equally willing to listen to suggestions for im provements that might be bene ficial to all. The over-all efficient admin istration of a municipal govern ment is something you simply can’t take for granted once you’ve seen Sheldon Schweikert and Bob Moore at work. Their dedication to this efficiency is one of the factors that makes Our Town such a fine place in which to live. Safety Council Meets Monday East Cleveland Safety Coun cil wil hold a meeting of un usual interest Monday at 8 p. m. at the City Hall. A demonstration of external heart massage and mouth to mouth breathing will comprise the program after the usual brief business meeting. The meeting is open to the public and it is hoped that many people will take this op portunity to see these life sav ing techniques presented. Questions will be welcomed. Natural trees will be per mitted in public places and stores under the supervision of the Inspecting Officer and un der the following conditions: 1. Height of trees shall not exceed ten (10) feet, without special permission under special circumstances. 2. No trees shall be per mitted in passageways or near places of egress of public buildings, such as theaters, Service Is Most Important Item Of Local Stores Distant pastures may be all right if you're looking for greener grass ... but if it's real shop ping bargains you're after .. you can’t beat your local merchants! They’re better acquainted with your shopping needs, their prices are in accord with your shop ping habits and they've made it their business to know the brands and styles you want. You’ll find your neighborhood store conveni ently located to save you the “rat-race” of fight ing public transportation. It's the local merchant who supports your clubs, churches, PTA’s and PIT's with his ad vertising in your group’s programs and his con tributions to your bazaars and other fund-rais ing projects. He counts on your holiday business to keep him operating the black. Show your loyalty by patronizing your local merchants the men who make it so convenient for you to do your day-to-day shopping. By so doing, you'll be doing yourself a favor, for it is these merchants who keep a community alive and growing! On their success depends the well-being of your neighborhood. Check our advertising columns each week for the many fine buys and holiday gift ideas your local merchants make available to you ... you'll be glad you did! & & A 1 'y. .IS Mrs. Ruth Hina Local Nurse Joins Red Cross Staff Mrs. Ruth Hina, a registered nurse, 13112 Forest Hill ave., has joined the staff of the Northern Ohio Red Cross as a Bloodmobile nurse. She will travel throughout northern Ohio collecting whole blood from donors. The blood is distributed to 78 up-state hospitals. Mrs. Hina previously had worked at Lutheran Hospital and Windsor Hospital. She is a graduate of Lutheran Hospi tal School of Nursing and is a member of the alumnae as sociation of that school. Although she has been in nursing for 20 years and has seen how blood saves lives in hospitals, Mrs. Hina had no idea of the magnitude of Red Cross’ Blood collecting program. “I enjoy the travel a whole lot,” said Mrs. fiina. “Then too, the people we deal with are those who want to help mankind, and it gives us nurses a certain pride in our work.” Mrs. Hina has two sons, John W., a freshman at the Univer sity of Virginia, and Charles B., a senior at Ohio Stats. XT EAST CLEVELAND 5044 AMMVEBSAMT churches, assembly halls, de partment stores, schools and hospitals. 3. No electric lights or elec tric wiring will be permitted on or under large trees. Lighting shall be indirect (on very small trees lights will be permitted, but must be turned off when no one is in attendance). No candles or open flames shall be permitted on or near trees. All Christmas decorations must be flameproofed to meet requirements of the State Law. The new metal trees, al though fireproof, should be used with utmost care. Electric tree lights should not be used as there is a pos sibility of a short circuit to the tree which could cause a serious electric shock to anyone com ing in contact with the tree and any ground object, such as hot air registers, cold air returns, and etc. Indirect lighting should be used as recommended for other trees. Prohibition Against Flammable Decorations No person, firm association or cooperation shall buy. sell, offer for sale, or use in any manner, any electrical equip ment or device, except electric light bulbs of any kind, used or intended for use as a decoration or illumination for Christmas trees unless said equipment or device bears the label or listing of any nationally known and accepted testing laboratory, ap proved by the fire marshal nor shall any other material be used for the decoration or embellish ment of any real or simulated Christmas tree or any other decorative device during the Chrjstmas season, if such ma terial is proven not to he flame-resistant as defined in Section 3743.44B of the General Code. Flameproofing Formula Four (4) ounces of boric acid and nine (9) ounces of borax to a gallon of water. Dip the material or decorations in the solution, wring out and hang to dry. Repeat after each laundering. Schools and Churches Any questions regarding dec orations, trees and etc. relative to schools and or churches, contact the Fire Department and ask for Captain Zagorc. Pupils to Get Flags In June American Legion Post 163. Lou Frelich commanding, will inaugurate a new flag-dis tributing program in June of 1962 that is expected to gain nation-wide attention. Proposed by W illiam (’. Linehan, the new project will see all sixth-graders leaving elementary schools presented with 7*2 21-inch American flags. The plan has been approved hy School Superintendent Harold L. Nichols and will be another Americanism acti vity of the Legion. The com- mittee that will be in charge of distributing the flags will be headed by Charles Rendle sham. With the presentation of the flags to some 600 pupils next pear, will come lecture* on how- to fly the flag, salute and properly place it. Frelich has announced he will form a committee to assist in making the East Cleveland project a national one. "Already." he aid. letters have been sent to all posts in the 13th district urging participation in thi* worth while project.” Knights Hold Yule Party Windermere Council, Knights of Columbus, will hold its an nual Christmas card party, in the Club Rooms at 13927 Eu cild ave., Friday, Dec. Sth. Herb Rice will serve as chairman of the card party committee. Refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 8 p. m. Proceeds of this event will be used to defray expenses for the Knights’ annual Children’s Christmas party.