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to GL. 1-4383 14,850 Circulation Guaranteed Inter-Racial Council Meeting Is Fruitful By Ruth Klimowskl Last Thursday night, in Shaw Auditorium, East Cleveland residents, Negro and white, sat down to gether to listen to a panel discussion on inter-racial living. Any person who came to this meeting expect ing to see frightened, outraged citizens creating a Pvt. Germaine Gets Academy Nomination Pvt. Richard R. Germaine Pvt. Richard R. Germaine, son of Mr. and s Dominic Germaine, 954 Caledonia, was recently awarded (he American Spirit Honor Medal, at Fort Knox, Ky. He also received other honors as an exemplary soldier. However, the biggest news in the short career of the soldier, thus far, is the announcement that he has been nominated for West Point Military Academy. Pvt. Germaine is a graduate of Shaw and enlisted in the Army in October, 1962. GOP Meding Tuesday n The East Cleveland Women’s V ©publican Club will meet in tnu East Cleveland Republican Headquarters, 1546 Hayden, Tuesday at 7:45. Julius Smetona will talk on “De Gaullv—His Role as Lead er of Frei./ Europe.” Smetoua is a graduate of Westr.fi Reserve Law School and Zor five years served as r^-fee in Workmans Compen sation for the State of Ohio. Refreshments will be served. Mrs. Joseph Schwab and Mrs. Margaret Premen will be hostesses. Complete Class Two East Cleveland women recently completed a Red Cross orientation class as part of general preparation for volun teer work in the various Red Cross services. Mrs. Louis Foley, 1823 Taylor rd., will be wearing the uni form of a Blood Program Aide. Miss Marie Rumage, 16010 Nelacret rd., will serve as staff aide. Women interested in v^tn teering for the Red Cross, fnay call the Heights Red CroA of fice, 752-4060, for informilon. In Musical Pic/ Beth Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Swan son, 1981 Reyburn rd., and a sophomore at Denisen Univer sity Granville is one of 12 students in the chorus of the Universit. Theater recent mu sical, “She Shall Rave Music.” Sweater Dance Saturday the Wolverines Hi-Y Club will sponsor a Sweater Hop at the East Cleve land YMCA. The dance begins at 8 and ends at 11 p. m., and is for Shaw and Kirk students only. Moms Meet The Cleveland Chapter De Molay Mothers* Club will meet Tuesday, at 8 p. m. at the home of Mom Brass, 1828 Rosemont ave. Mom Meredith and Mom Reinholx will be co-hostesses. demonstration against an “in vasion” was surely disappoint ed. The group that almost filled the auditorium was obviously one that was ready to listen and learn what the present situation is, and how best to maintain East Cleveland as a desirable place in which to live. Panelists Stanford Smith, Joseph Diamond, and John Jirus each expressed his own views on the integrated situa tion in East Cleveland, assisted by moderator Oliver Brooks. Children are Children As principal at Rozelle School, Jirus suggested that a teacher does not see a child as being either Negro or white he sees a child who needs to be taught. “The standard of Rozelle, as being an integral part of the East Cleveland School system has always been one of excel lence it is still so,” he said. Comparing the achievement of children enrolled 20 years ago, Jirus stated that today’s children run the same gamut of ability some very bright, some average, and some slow. Parent-Teacher cooperation has been outstanding, and he agreed that once white par ents realized that Negro par ents have the sar a high as pirations and hot 4 for their children, working^ relationships through PTA become satisfac tory. I As a point of pride, Jirus ob served that the incidence of destruction (broken windows, etc.) is lowest at Rozelle all other schools in our tern. Layman Speaks Smith’s vantage point was that of a Christian layman who felt that “true Christianity is color-blind.” Admitting that the church to which he belongs has not always been so liberal in its recognizing the brotherhood of man, he said that he was proud to be a part of an attempt to correct past mistakes in think ing. “Calvary Lutheran takes pride in the fact that Negro neighbors have been welcomed into the church, and is even more proud of the fact that the offering of friendship has been accepted with trust” he said. Businessman Blast Misconception Joe Diamond blasted one of those old misconceptions about Negroes that has prevailed for some time. As buyer for his men’s cloth ing store, he said there is no (Continued on page 4) By Gene Hersh Underneath the colorful, cold-cream mask of a circus AFS Student Visits Exchange Caecilia Tjiu Kian, an Ameri can Field Service Exchange student from Sambos, West Borneo, Indonesia, will speak to the East Cleveland Ex change Club at its noon meet ing at the YMCA next Tues day. Miss Tjiu Lie Kian is the daughter of a Chinese store keeper. She is attending Wick liffe High School. Church Starts Blood Bank over sys- Joseph Szabo 1267 East 133rd st. is a com pact, yellow, double house, built in much the same style as its neighbors. The one thing that makes this home different from all the others on the street is its household—a household headed by a father who was 100 years old last week, and three bachelor sons. Feb. 14th, Joseph Szabo, Artists, I was able to make a one performance stand. cuiu-vxcaui moon, vx was the most fascinating clown lies much hidden talent experience this reporter has —in fact enough ability toiever had. resurrect vaudeville. This fact, I found out, in a most unusual way. At last Sun day’s performance of the Grot to Circus at the Public Hall, I became a clown. Through the efforts of Mon arch Earl Linz, Circus General Manager George Hoffman and Attorney Forest Wilson, who cleared the way with the American Guild of Variety Start Life Saving Class Classes will meet on Sat urdays, 1:30 p. m. to 3:30 p. m. Mondays, 6:30 p. m. to 7:30 p. m. and Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. to 8 p. m. The course will be completed by April 17th. z YMCA members have a fee of |1.50 and non wnbers |8. The fee will cover man ual and emblem. Interested persons reg ister at the YMCA by the first session. 1'spent Greatest People I met some of the greatest people on earth during my ma tinee stint—and some of them are well-known celebrities. Two midgets for instance have famous backgrounds. One, I met was Frank Little who was with Spike Jones for near ly a dozen years.The other, Joe Short, starred in musical com edy and is the oldest living midget clown in the world at 78. In fact, one amazing thing about my venture is that more :lowns at the Grotto Circus are over 60 than under. This isn’t to imply that being a clown is something for a golden ager to think about. It just is prpof that Al Sirat Grotto has the most experi enced. will A new lifesaving class start Saturday at the Apthorp Pool of the East Cleveland YMCA. Much to Clowning can pick during a matinee performance. I can attest to the fact it takes years of prac tice and much hard work. I was fortunate to be under the wing of two of the most famous funny men in the coun try. They are the Sherman brothers, Joe and Chester. Chester took me under his wing like a mother hen and I usual class, some 45 minutes making! that in his NEW OFFICERS OF THE LAW. Six new policemen begin duties on the East Cleveland force this week as a result of an increase in manpower and the resignations of four present members of the department. Being sworn in by Chief H. S. Weaver, left to right, Wilbur J. Waterson, Louis M. Mihalic, George F. Scharlott, Donald R. Wahonick, Roger W. Gerhardt and John V. Kozek. On the Trail of the Tribe Joseph H. Glasser, edi tor and publisher of The West Side News Publi cations The Lakewood Ledger, The West Parker and The West Side News —is scheduled to arrive in Tucson, Arizona, to day. Watch for his week ly column in this paper starting next week. He will tell of his observa tions while enroute to Tucson and his impres sions of the happenings at Hi Corbett Field, the spring training camp of the Cleveland Indians. Don’t miss this on-the spot report. is Christ the King Church starting a parish blood bank with the first scheduling for donors Monday, Feb. 25th from 1 to 7 p. m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 13927 Eu clid ave. Those from 18 to 59 years of age wishing to give blood to the parish blood bank can reg ister at the desk. Call MLT. 1-5352 for an appointment. Grandmas Meet The East Cleveland Grand mothers’ Social Club will meet tomorrow at 1 p. m. in the East Cleveland Library for an after noon of cards and relaxation. New members will be welcome. On Swim Team Edward Nelson, a freshman at Denison University, is a member of the Big Red’s first varsity swimming team to en ter Ohio Conference competition. Nelson specializes in freestyle and butterfly events. the son of Mr. and He is Mrs. A. S. Nelson, 15548 Brew ster rd. Hungarian-born citizen, observed a century of Tatooed on his left forearm is his birthdate: 1863, a souvenir of Hungarian army when he was 24. service Emigrating to the United States seventy years ago, Mr. Szabo went to work first in Fairport Harbor. In 1913, he moved to Collinwood, and Add believe me, being ajfne up as a grotesque clown. I clown and acrobat— I was clown isn’t a profession you (Other types are white-faced I first outsider he ever saw ____ _up East Cleveland Leader The East Cleveland Leader, The SCOOP and Euclid News-Journal Give Advertisers Complete Coverage In Northeast Greater Cleveland Volume No. 22—No. I East Cleveland, Ohio By Mail $6.00 Per Year Thursday, February 21, 1963 Petche Makes District Match Bob Petche. haw’s 133 pound wrestler, qualified for the dis trict tournaments by placing fourth in the sectional tourna ments held last weekend at Mayfield High School. Bob, competing against twelve other wrestlers in his weight class, won three matches while losing two. Last Friday night, Bob beat Smith from Glenville, but then lost to Season from Mayfield who went on to capture first place. Saturday afternoon, the Shaw grappler defeated Abbott from West Geauga and Dann from Shaker Heights. Then on Saturday night, Polster from Cleveland Heights Petche for the third place spot. defeated Two other Shaw grapplers, Dennis Taddeo and Jim Rizzo, barely missed qualifying for the consolation match as they lost in the Saturday afternoon round. Gets Frat Nod Robert is a senior at Kent and a 1959 graduate of Shaw. Quietly Observes 100th Birthday and tramp.) homed to clown alley—that Secret Make-up (mythical place where the fun Chester used a secret ingred-, nymen come out of their suit ient called clown-white. This (cases and trunks and into the is when I learned that every clown has his own make-up formula and it is taboo for one to ask another for some grease paint. I iAkMA/1 This put me in a most un- quietly!raised a family of ten children, very good health despite living Sons Benjamin, Frank, andiyears It js on]y within Joseph A., live with him now few th„ hf he has a daughter, Mrs. Zel la Anderson living in East forced to "bandon his hobby Cleveland at 1781 Delmont ave. of walking for exercise, another, Mrs. Alfred Kiesel-| Now he is content to stay bach, at 894 Greyton rd. and' }lorne with his newspaper a third living in Conneaut—!,n,i While many local churches and civic organizations have announced their support of the East Cleveland Leader’s stand on a new home rule liquor control bill, assistance from a most important faction apparently will not be forthcoming. Governor James A. Rhodes, Four Philomene Club Members Are Honored Four Philomene Club mem bers of St. Philomena’s Parish won honors at the Cleveland East Deanery Convention held at St. Gregory’s last Sunday. The most outstanding reli gious chairman for the year was Ann Burcham the most .outstanding social chairman. Pat Burke the most outstand ing athletic chairman, Chet Owens. The most outstanding man of the year was won by Don Kupecky. New Philomene Club officers are President Carol Touscher Vice President, Marlene Mac Donald Secretary, Lona McCoy and Treasurer, Bob Poore. Urban Renewal Talk Monday James M. Lister, director of the department of urban renew al and housing for the city of Cleveland, will be the speaker at the East Cleveland Kiwanis Club Mondav noon in the East Cleveland YMCA. He will talk on “Urban Renewal for Cities.’1 Post Office Will Close Tomorrow Acting Postmaster Nelson E. Sundermeier announced today that in accordance with postal regulations office department serve Washington’s Friday, Feb. 22nd. of Robert Wiedland, son Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wiedlund. 14206 Shaw ave., was recently extended an invitation to join the Kent State University chap ter, Ortier of the Artus, Omi cron Delta Gamma. the the post will ob birthday, The main office, stations and branches will be closed. There will be no mail de liveries by carriers. However, collections will be made from all collection boxes. .. Mrs. Dale McDonald. h,,! »'H-«orn Bthle. Mr. Szabo appears to be inj (Photo on page Being a Clown is Fun-but Hard Work, Reporter Finds JUST WHAT CLOWNS ARE MADE FORI Reporter Gene Hersh, who was a clown at the Grotto Circus at the Sunday matinee perfor mance shows exactly what clowns are made for and that is for the young sters, some of whom he is greeting in this photo. 2) In Box Cars “Youngsters think clowns are shipped from one city to another in box cars.” he said. “If they see any flesh, they will be disillusioned.” Chester knew of what he spoke because once I was made up, I was entirely different in both looks and personality. No longer was this writer another person attending the circus. I was Bimbo, the clown, and as such just what the youngsters had come to see. the, wel- throbbing hearts of young and old alike. During a performance, a clown will much as eight times. Each year they must arrange differ- change costumes as Chester told melent routines so it will not be 60 years as a'said that “after yon have seen waved to me and I back or stopped to their hands—and even some of their popcorn, even sure that several They giggled with glee w’hen waved shake snitch I am youngsters will be sleeping the week out with their circus pro grams under their pillows with “Bimbo’s” autograph. I hppe they never find out that Bim bo’s life was so short-lived. Just a Fill-in Technically, a clown is just a fill-in who entertains before the show starts to keep the spectators from getting rest less and while vast networks of props are being changed in three rings between nets. Assistance from Governor on Home Rule Bill is Doubtful in answer to this newspaper's personal appeal to him for support, said it was not his prerogative to interfere with the legislative process of General Assembly. the Is Sympathetic The complete contents of response, addressed to his the I.eader’s Editor-in-Chief Doro McCracken is as follows: Dear Mrs. McCracken: Your letter and enclosures are before me. I am sym pathetic with the problem you describe but I regret that it is not my prerogative to interfere with the legislative process of the General As sembly. therefore returning as they should he to the attention of I am the bills brought your state representatives or state senators who are in a position to introduce them and give them support in the legislature. If such plans are presented to me at any time they will be given every consideration. (s) James A. Rhodes Governor What this newspaper asked the governor to support was the right of municipalities to zone retail liquor outlets, which until four years ago they ex ercised with beneficial results to the communities. Also re quested was support of the right of political sub-divisions to reduce the unused liquor permit quota of the munici pality after a vote of its res idents. DiSalle Sent Help According to East Cleveland Municipal Judge Stanton Ad danis. who has been a leader in the home rule movement, prior to the introduction of similar legislation during the last session of the General As sembly, Governor Michael Di Salle had one of hif adminis trative assistants come to East Cleveland to help prepare such legislator. Judge Addams, in response to the Leader cause has for warded to Governor Rhodes a resolution of the East Cleve land City Commission, Euclid Council and the following ci vic groups and churches: East Cleveland Board of Ed ucation East Cleveland Kiwan is Club and their affiliate, the Berea Kiwanis Club East Cleveland Exchange Club Knights of Columbus. Winder mere Council East Cleveland Women’s Club: East Cleveland Business Association. his the Churches by the Dozen Four PTA Associations of the City of East Cleveland, East Cleveland Lawn Bowling (Continued on page 4) “'**T*^'**’. $ L. W. Christianson, noted stamp collector, will be the guest speaker at next Thurs day’s meeting of the East Cleve land Philatelic Society. The group meets at 8 p. m. in the East Cleveland Y, Lee rd. and Eucld ave. Discussion of the forthcoming exhibit and bourse, April 27th 28th, will highlight the business portion of the meeting. Stamp collectors are invited to attend Thursday’s meeting. r»ne circus, you have seen them' While this is true as a tpch-'courageous your lion trainer:full of hilarious tricks will al all.” nical point, there is no get- might be or how bold the high,ways be around. In applying my make-up. ing around the fact clowns are wire act is. i Your reporter is proud to Chester took extreme care—(here to stay and will always) These acts come and go-but have been a clown for mor© than I thought he should, he the first in the hearts of a clown with his exaggerated day matinee and will However, he explained why the youngsters no matter how grease-painted face and bag remember his role as every bit of flesh that is not clothed must be covered. THE FINISHING TOUCHES, and a reporter becomes “down for a*day." Supervising Gene Hersh's metamorphosis are four Grotto Circus funnymen (clockwise, I. to r.): Chester Sherman, Frankie Little, Hersh, Joe Short and Jimmy Armstrong. EAST CLEVELAND'S OFFICIAL FLAG GOING UP aed down stairs is part of Karen Allen receives from her physical therapist at the Society for Crippled Children, a Health Fund Agency. Society Changes Life For Shy Little Karen .Just two years ago Karen Allen could not walk. She was a shy little girl, frightened be cause she wasn’t like other children her age. She had cere bral palsy. Karen came to The Society for Crippled Children when she was only 18-months old and the professional rehabilitation team there began to change her whole life. She was fitted with braces and spent long patient hours Noted Stamp Collector to Speak Here the training learning balance, how to fall without being afraid, and soon she could u|* crutches and have the wonderful experience walking all by herself for very first time. of the Hard-working* miracles like this happen because of public support of The Health Fund of Greater Cleveland. March 14th to 26th is the Residential Drive and Karen)s mother will he as sisting on her own street be cause. “I know how much my daughter is being helped and how important it is that other children, too, have those special services they need.” Caring for Sarah. 7, who at tends first grade at Chambers Elementary School: 6-year-old Kenneth in kindergarten there: and Kathy, 5, keep the hours filled for Karen's mother. East Cleveland Health Fund Chairman, Miss Sue Leachko, says that volunteers are still needed to insure 100 per cent coverage of the community. If you have a few hours to help, call her at PO. 1-2909. Four-year-old Karen attends Nursery School at The Society for Crippled Children's East Side Center twice each week. She lives with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Carpenter, at 1261 East 144th st. s Sun slwsys Bimbo. ^4.