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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio · Page 21

Akron, Ohio
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Monday, December 15, 1947
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'ASK COSTRACT Four Seek Akron Students Help To Make Others A Merry Christmas 4 Bowl For By KENNETH NICHOLS GOING IT, PLEASE: There was one old-time resident of W. XIarket who was Indeed sorry when the street tars there went "clang, clang" for the last time. We are speaking of Clara Ritchie, the lady, who lives in the Ritchie Mansion at W. Market st. and Portage Path Nichols the high- gabled mansion. There Is an elevator in the mansion, one that travels all the way up to the observation tower atop the roof where on the well known "clear day"one can see far off Lake Erie. But when the street cars went out so did the elevator. It burned trolley juice high voltage stuff. Now, however, the elevator is back in operation thanks to the presence of trolley busses. The lady of the mansion is less upset by the march of what-is-said-to-be-progress. DOGS GOING TO HER: The Lyn Lawrence you hear orr the radio is really Meg Zahrt, the Weathervane and Little Theater actress and A. Polsky Co. advertising girl. Meg er-Lyn has been reading off letters from Santa on her program. And the other day she read one from Pauline Katanic, of 1037 Wyley av. Pauline wanted a lot of things but, mostly, a pup. It was a moving letter and before Lyn got off the air, two ladies had railed up to offer pups. They were Mrs. Joseph Venardos, of 15 Pauline, av., and Sirs. Nellie Scott, 165 Hazel st. In addition, Lyn has spotted Pauline as a future welcome addition to the ad writing department. NOT AT THIS TIME: There's a fellow up in Chicago who, apparently, is ready and willing to sell anything in the real estate line. A form letter sent out by this chap turned up at B. F. Goodrich the other day. It read: "We have a party who wishes to purchase a business similar to yours. IS YOUR BUSINESS FOR SALE? (or any Division or any Item?) "We handle successfully these confidential matters." The company's legal depart drafted a reply which thanked the real estate man for his interest and added "there is ' nothing for sale here at this time except the company a products." AMONG THOSE PRESENT The "Gazette," of Stuttgart. Ark., seemed more concerned with the notables who were present for the opening of duck season Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Vice Adm. Jules James and others. But there were some notables from Akron, too, checked in at the Hotel Riceland. "the Palace of the Rice Belt," in Stuttgart. These included Arch Kinzel, Forrest Myers, Shcrm Schumacher and H. J. Hohman. They reported "plenty of ducks." COULD IT BE? The strangest accident of this year or perhaps any year has been reported by Nat Kibble, the insurance man. Nat says he was a little care less as he drove up to the inter section of Murray av. and Cuyahoga Falls av. As a result, he smacked into the rear of a car apparently waiting to turn the cor ner. Fretty hard jolt, too. Although he naturally has plenty of insurance, Nat was troubled as he got out of his car. The other fellow might be very big and hasty. The other car had gone on around the corner, pulled to the curb, and the driver was racing the motor. He didn t get out so Nat walked over to him. Before Nnt could open his mouth the fellow shouted above the noise of the racing motor "Hey, thanks a lot, pal! I been sitting there for '.10 minutes waiting for somebody to give me a push." Nat walked back to his car in something of a daze. Resigning this month as public school secretaries are Miss Mar garet Grof of South high and Miss Elizabeth Hayden of the school psychologist's office. Eugene L. Shaub was appointed to the nialn tcnance staff. ORIS ASD BEAR IT V- IK'';:, ,.' I Aiid Just one atomic bomb, dropped In the right spot could wipe out the entire school system of Akron." u "i immimi 1 1 .mi in 'n ii hiiimm i"-M'"!-" "Tlti r mt- Model Plane Work On In Full Swing By IIKLKN WATERHOL'SE Winter model plane activities in the Akron area are on In full swing now. Following an election of officers of the "Rubber City Aeronauts" last week, plans were made for a series of indoor model meets to be held at intervals until spring. At the same time, Glenn W.f Hamlin leader of a large contin-1 s(,(.k gnd rlll)hr.po.Prpd fllM,,aKP gent of modelers in Mogadore, an-, . . Th . ' M irriiii. " nounced that a recreation room 1 for all model clubs in that area is j now being opened. "THE ROOM is large and has plenty of heat and lights," Hamlin said. "It also includes an aeronautical library. Boys from 10 years of age up are urged to join our clubs here." Officers of the Aeronauts elected last week include Dr. H. W. Roehner, president; Olefin "Pop" While, vice president; John R. Yoho, secretary, and Daniel Mania y, treasurer. The election was held in Goodrich union hall. Champion modeler, Richard Obarski, gave a talk on the construction of hand-launched gliders and microfilm rubber-powered models. Plans for a big indoor meet are now being announced. THE MEETING will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, in Akron armory. It will be sponsored by various model shops of the Akron district. Events will Include hand-launched, glider, rubber-powered By Lichty trnt imi If ki Tim Ok 2-f I ' I h XIK. Jk-h lSAl.! C J vk ' h be entered are as follow: Beginners, up tn 12; juniors, 12 to lfi; seniors, 16 to 21, and advanced, 21 or over. ........ . .. .... ...... .., ik.. ... Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the three top winners in each event with a certificate of honor to the fourth place winner. COL E. C. WOLF, director of Akron armory, is presenting a trophy to the high point winner for one age group, while the Rubber City Aeronauts as a club will donate other trophies for high point winners In other groups. These trophies may be held by the winners until the next contest. At the end of the season the top winner in each class will retain possession of his trophy permanently. Hours of the Dec. 21 contest are from 12:S0 to 5:30 p. m. Regis tration opens at 12:30 noon. Hand- launched glider entrants should be on hand early for the first contest. Two other contests of similar nature are being planned for January and February. Modelers from Cleveland, and all nearby towns are Invited to enter the December contest. A SIZABLE contingent of Ak ron fliers attended the Cleveland 'Balsa Butcher" meet last Sunday and walked off with several of the prizes. The following Akron modelers won top honors at the Clevelnnd meet: John Fox, John Ward, Dlek Fox, Herbert Raughman, Richard Obarski, Dennis Itmighmun, Jim Woods, eni) hrmmerline, Paul W hile and E. W. Conrad. Next meeting of the Rubber City Aeronauts Is scheduled for Jan. 7 at which time committee chairmen will be appointed. Lunch aiso win be served. Central High Offers Program The combined musical organiza tions of Central high will present a Christmas program at a meeting of the Summit County Historical society at 8 p. m. Thursday in the school auditorium. The public is invited to attend, Robert E. Mohler of the society announced. The program will Include novelty numbers, Christmas carols by the a rsppclla choir and life-size picture scenes for the holiday season. Summit county chapter of Democratic Veterans of World War II will hold a dance at. 8 p. m. Tuesday at. Reese post. Bernard Rosen is chairman, Akron school children this week are working on the theory, "It is better to give than to receive." Pupils throughout 'the city are hurrying to complete Christmas service projects before the annual two-week vacation starts Friday. Typical activities include: UPPER LEFT Eighth grade girls at Smith school, 941 Chester av., decided to embroider towels. They did the needlecraft during periods when boys in their class went to Kenmore high for industrial arts instruction. Mrs. Ethelyn Stueland, social science teacher, was one of the instructors supervising the informal project. UPPER CENTER At Pfciffer school, 2081 Ninth st. SW, each grade is cooperating to provide gift boxes of candy and cookies for residents at a Barberton convalescent home. The children are decorating boxes with a miniature snow scene. Ellsworth Mowery, 2144 Seventh st., a seventh grader, mixes ingredients for make-believe snow. NO FARE But Taxi' Ride Costs Pair Anyway Two North Hill men got a ride downtown Sunday night but it wasn't in the taxi they had called. Patrolman Robert VanXlecn-berg said the two were tearing the phone from the wall of a taxi stand at 711 1 N. Main st. Thry told him they were angry because the taxi they had ordered hadn't arrived. He gave them a free lift in a cruiser to the police station. Municipal Judge Charles M. Kelly fined each costs. AHOUT AKRON He's Caught Napping And It's Expensive ITS THE MORNING after that's bad. That's what a sleepy restaurant customer found today in municipal court. George Taylor, 23, of 1239 Lake-, t ; side av., was asleep on the bar of a restaurant at 1 155 S. Main st. and police were called to remove him. He objected - rather violently. He tore a booth from the wall, broke up a typewriter, and tore the coat and watch strap of Patrolman James Mattees, making the arrest. 1 When he arrived In fronl of! Judge Charles M. Kelly, the clerk! found two charges dated Dec. Ill for fighting In another rafe, and for Intoxication. That's what made It bad. Taylor was sent to the workhouse on the previous charges, placed under $100 bond for a new intoxication charge, and had a $495 bond set for malicious destruction of property. He'll face the new charges when he gets out of the workhouse. New officers have been named for the East Akron YMCA Co-ed chorus which will sing over the Beacon Journal-WAKPw singing tower program at 7:45 p. m. Wednesday. Carol Sisler is the new president; Dwight Woolford, vice president; Daniel Collins, secretary, and Jeannette Wilson, librarian. The group will carol in Kast Akron Dec. 22. Atty Daniel V'alkner will be the guest speaker st the weekly meet ing of the Akron Lions club at 11:45 a. m. Tuesday at th May' flower hotel. WAKR, WADC Seek Television License TWO APPLICATIONS FOR THE single television channel assigned to the Akron area were on file today before the federal communications commission in Washington. Bolh WAKR and WADC have applied for broadcasting permits. A hearing will be held by the t.ling a week flvr.KinK four FCC before Channel 11 can be as- noljr!, a ay signed. I ' I Antenna for the station will be ALLEN T. SIMMONS. ownrr. J ?70 feet high. Broadcasting will be manncer of WADC. said he nlans for 28 hours of television broad ! '"".' cm bs 1 ZmT0" Hrt M'"' 11J 1 Mist m.i.asi.oi s 7 .lo-Art. Tnrhfru rlnb. A(1mimirnon builrtms 7(1 N Brnnrtwiiy 7 30-Fllft Pro"tnl Jiivmll Protection rnniminrr. Filet Brflhr'n church, VITUMN CiROI PS 7 Nvl Rrsrrvf, Div. -ISJ, 615 Jnhnton st. B-DiKiblfd American Veterans. 7IM K Mnrkct 51 Wfndfll Wlllkle pnt 19, American Lelnn. 781 W. Market at S -American Veterans committee, 4t T. Mill t V ik In Memorial nnst B, American LcKlr.11. iWl I. Cuvarioi Falls av. Tuesday M s m.ns jiHoi ps ll.aii Akron Lions c ub. Mavf nwer hotel. 11 tit- South Akron Klvinti, 1090 Kenmore blvd 11 45 Akron Rotarr club, Majrlloarer hotel. 12 Akron Credit Bureau, Mavtlower hotel. 15-Mercalor club, Oarden Orllle 12 IS Akron Advertising club. Kaase'a. CM BS 3 Newcomers club. Mavtlower hotel. (1:30 Pilot club. Mavtlower hotel, i 30-flouth Akron Mona club,. Summertime Inn. Statr-MIU Id. MISCM.I.ANKnt'B 9 -Akron Bible Institute. YMCA Ill-Akron Ares Ministerial Fellowship, YMCA. 7 .10 Council on Raca Relations. Y WCA 7 30 Akron Inflneenng Council, Akron pitnnc nnrarr. 7 30 Kenmora Protestant Juvenile Pro teriion committee, Kenmoro M'thodist church VHIRAV f.ROI PS 7 I0-Nval Reserve, Div. IM, SS5 Johnston at. Amvets U, JJ3'j N. Second st , Par- herton. Blanch 8iman post, American I.e Hon ';! W Market at II Rhine River post 3611. VrW, 3 N. Howard st. a Clsreiua E. Mains auxiliary 1070, View inn r Pnchlel av S.-,neph Wln poU J8, VPW, 17'i W, Exchani u UPPER. RIGHT South high's Junior Red Cross is sending 500 gay-colored menu covers aboard a navy battleship for the servicemen's Christmas dinner. Linoleum block prints were designed by art students and printed by other students at South. Working on the original designs are, left to right, Rita Gilbert, 252 Lloyd st.; Carl Cassler, 827 Boulevard St., and Gladys Dukes, 311 Howe st. LOWER LEFT Mary Randolph, 882 Iona av., an eighth grader at Smith school, chose a hooked rug for her yuletide needle-craft project. The 13-year-old uses discarded clothing and stockings for rugs. LOWER RIGHT Third grade pupils at Heminger school, 890 Kenmore blvd., are putting their old toys to a good use. They repaired and repainted discarded playthings for needy children. To display the completed toys, the boys and girls decorated a Christmas tree in their classroom with the help of teacher, Mrs. Lucille Hess. In the foreground above are Beverly Rogers, 995 W. Wilbeth rd., right, and Thomas Knipp, 2329 13th St., left. I "i megacycles on a video power of 28,350 watts and an oral power of 14,180 watts. . 'VK WILL broadcast sports events, local events of Interest, and films." Simmons continued. 'Every effort to bring the top television shows out of New York and Hollywood will be made as soon as network connections are available." Studios for the television sta tion will be located in the new WADC building now under construction. Site for the antenna has not been selected. .No immediate plans have been announced from WAKR. Only other television station In me area is WEWS, located at Parma. Evangelical Church Kletis Officers elected for the coming year at First Evangelical and Re named church are Henry Baker, Waller Kreudemann, Werner Le- wald and Fred Wilde, elders. Dr. Walter Hausch. Edward Baker, Clarence Emmel. Herman Hecky, Albert Hofer, Sherman Horn, Irvin Lawbaugh. William Santschi and George SWalno were elected deacons. Members of the Harris grade school YMCA club will have a Christmas party at 7:30 p. m. Friday at the Central Y. Robert Hawkins is in charge of plans for the Harris party and another on Dec. 22 for the Forest Hill Y group. Marilyn Sturml, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sturml, 559 Fern-wood dr., will participate In the Old English Christmas revels to be presented Thursday at St. Mary of the Springs college in Columbus. She is a senior. The annual Christmas party of the Exchange club will be held at 7 p. m. Friday at the Mayflower hotel. MONDAY, DEC. 15. 1917 21 AKRON BEACON JOURNAL Over-Sunday Crime Wave Grips Akron A wave of crimes ranging from a safe rohbery to purse thefts swept Akron over the week end. Two cab drivers were robbed, three women reported rifled purses, another purse was snatch ed and several persons were held up. Largest theft was at Byron's cafe, 456 W. Bowery st., where safecrackers broke In, pried open a safe and escaped with $2,200 and $400 worth of cigarets and liquor. The theft was discovered Sunday when Custodian Ernest Conlev found a rear door open. Halcem Salem of 376 Morning View av. owner of the place, notified police. A LAKESIDE, N. Y.. truck driver reported to police the theft of $1,800 from his truck parked in tne Akron hotel parking lot. Nick Lucian told police the rear window of his truck was broken nut and the money taken from Its hiding place some time Sunday. Mrs. Susie Lachok of 1182 An drus at., reported the theft of $1,024 from her bedroom Sunday while she was away from home. An apartment belonging to Mary F. Snyder at 356 E. Buchtel av., was entered Sunday while Mrs. Snyder slept. She. told.police the thief took $80 from a cloth bag in her bathroom where she kept her money. u ALBERT POLEKE8, man.g.r I of the Orpheum theater. 12 S. Main st., told police that while he was out of his office for a short time Sunday afternoon someone took 4,000 tickets to the show. Police believe one person was responsible for the robbery of two cab drivers. Victims were George C. Fess of R.D. No. 2, Cuyahoga Falls, and Wilkie Miller of 696 Westerly rd. Fess drives for City Yellow Cab Co. A man, he reported, got into his cab and asked to be taken to an address on Wooster rd. When they arrived there, the man held him up and took $19, Fess said. LATER, MILLER, a GI Cab Co. driver, picked up a fare at the bus terminal. When he arrived at his destination on Lods st., the man stuck a gun in Miller's back and escaped with $12. Viteo Amadeo of 300 Glenwood av., was strong-armed by three men in Garden Alley early Sunday. The trio took $140 from him, po nce reported. Ucnjumln P. Cross of Kent told police he was held up and robbed of $12 on Ridge st. Chester Eudel of 381 E. Thornton st. and Sam Nemeth of 327 E. South st. were both held up near their homes. Eudel lost $3 and Nemeth $51. Mrs. Dorothy Soules of Cleveland reported the loss of $18 from her purse Saturday in a downtown store. Two other women, Mrs. Ella Werab of 373 Ido av. and Mrs. Edith Bertach of 227 Oakdale av. reported similar thefts. Mrs. Werab lost $122 and Mrs. Bertach $9. A purse containing $3 was snatched from Mrs. Daisy Crooks-ton, 645 Victoria st. SIDE CUyCES BBet.irsttwiawK.Tac.sti.anr "I don't see why I should struggl for Hie next seven years to i a degree you've got one, fent you can't even work this iljebra!" Car Races Decision Due On Wednesday City board of control will decide Wednesday which of four firms will operate midget auto races at Rubber Bowl next season. The four firms have asked to lease the bowl to promote the races. Two offered to pay the city 15 per cent of the gross receipts, less taxes, one, 20 per cent and one iirm made no offer. Included in the list is the Zeiter Speedways association of Bedford. This concern operated the bowl during the past two seasons and prior to the war years. OTHERS seeking leases are Wohlfeil Engineering Co. of Pon-tiac, Mich., B. Ward Beam of Bronxville, N. Y., and Hasterman Machine Co. of Akron. Hasterman offered the city 20 per cent of the receipts, Beam and Zeiter, 15 per cent, and Hasterman made no offer. The city received 15 per cent from Zeiter last year, netting a to tal of $23,659.03. Zeiter reported a total of 202,753 paid admissions for a gross of $191,751 last year. Inclement weather caused many postponements and lowered at tendance records, zeiter otnciais told the board. IV 1946 the races attracted 260,607 paid admissions for a total gross of $259,464.77. From this the city's 15 per cent amounted to $31,409.91. The races provide the largest annual income for the stadium. Marvin L. Davis, city sprvice di rector and secretary of the board of control, said the board will make a decision Wednesday. He said Don Zeiter, president of the Zeiter association, will appear before the board at that time. Beam met with board members at a meeting last week and made his firm's offer to city officials. Firestone Club Willing On Tower Tonight TONIGHT'S PROGRAM of Christmas carols in the Beacon Journal-WAKR series of Singing Tower broadcasts will be present ed by the Firestone Choral club at 8:30, Forest Hawk Is director of this chorus of 50 voices and Helen Oystnn Is the accompanist. The group Is a part of the Firestone Tire Si Rubber Co. recreational department, of which Paul Sheoks la director. Hawk is a teacher at East high school and instrumental music supervisor in the city schools. . "We Wish You a Merry Christ-Bambino" by Pietro Yon; Mac- Gimsey's "Sweet Little Jesus Boy"; "While By uur Sleeping Flock We Lay," 17th century German carol by Hugo Jungst, and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Dally Singing Tower programs of recorded music, from the 24th floor of First Nationul Tower, from 5 to 5:85 p. m., begin today. From 5:35 to 6 tonight the pro-gram will he broadcast over WAKR-FM. Every day this broadcast will be picked up by the North Akron Board of Trade with sound' trucks for North Akron residents. Children's choir of St. Joseph's Catholic church, Cuyahoga Falls, will give tomorrow's Sirtging Tower broadcast at 8:15 p. m. Sister Annella is the director. East Akron YM Group To 3 Feet Rulh Schillinger, newly-elected president of the East Akron YMCA post-grad counclUaxecutive committee, will preside at a meeting at 7 p. m. Tuesday. A program for out-of-school boys and girls in East Akron and a possible membership campaign will be discussed at the meeting at 102 Goodyear blvd. Other new officers are: Nell Shank, vice president; Kathleen Turner, secretary; Jack Morgan-stern, treasurer; Don Haskett, chaplain; Ann Marcinkoski, membership chairman. By Galbraith

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