The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio on December 23, 1952 · Page 15
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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio · Page 15

Akron, Ohio
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Tuesday, December 23, 1952
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SCHEDULES VARY Akron Halts To Observe Christmas Some Have 4-Day Holiday They Spread Real Holiday Cheer ' TOP-GAP PROPOSAL Akron Beacon Journal 5 Tuesday, December 23, 1952 ay or Asks Gas Tax j Hike To Fix Roads M Rubber company office workers will celebrate Christmas with a four-day holiday, but production workers and 1 most government employes will be at work Friday. Federal offices will be closed Christmas day through Sunday, but postal service will operate. Christmas postal service will be. confined to special delivery, street letterbox collection and volunteers delivering perishables and late gift parcels. Postmaster C. B. Webb said parcel delivery is in "good shape" as of Monday. FRIDAY the Post Office will operate as usual, but there will be no rural delivery. In other government offices, state employes expected to work Friday and Saturday. There had heen no word to the contrary from Columbus. Summit County Courthouse and Akron City Hall will be closed Christmas day but open Friday and Saturday. City officea will be open Friday and Saturday, with skeleton staffs. Downtown stores will be closed for Christmas, but maintain regular hours the remainder of the week. . TRAIN AND BUS service will be on regular schedules, but some airlines will fly extra flights from Akron-Canton airport. Ohio Bell Telephone Co. urged long distance callers to avoid ' Christmas Eve calls, and to call by number, if possible, to speed j service. The phone company also asked long distance callers to be patient and refrain from asking the operator about the call until it is completed. These inquiries add to delay, the company said. FIRESTONE Tire & Rubber Co. office workers will leave work Wednesday and report back Monday. Workers In , Firestone tire plants and steel products will have a holiday recess from 6 p. m. Wednesday to 6 a. m. Friday. Plant 3 and mechanical building workers will rest from 8 p. m. Wednesday to midnight Thursday. The synthetic plant will work straight through the holiday. AT B. F. GOODRICH CO. plant and offices will be closed Christmas day, pffice workers will return to work Monday, but most production workers, particularly those on defense orders, will work Friday. At Goodyear Tire Rubber Co., factory office and general office employes will vacation from the regular quitting time Wednesday to Monday morning. Production will halt from 6 p. m. Wednesday to 12:01 a. m. Friday. At Goodyear Aircraft Corp., all employes except second shift will stop work at 3:30 p, m. Wednesday and resume at 12:01 a. m. Friday. Second shift stops work at I 8:30 p. m. Wednesday. ! AT GENERAL Tire and Rubber! Co., the factory closes from 6 1 p. m. Wednesday to 6 a. m. Fri- i day. except for workers notified specially by foremen. Office workers stop work at 3 p. m. Wednesday and resume at 8:30 a. m. Monday. At Seiberling Rubber Co., general production is halting for two weeks for year-end inventory and maintenance. The progressive shutdown will be complete Wednesday. Seiberling production resiynes in part, starting Monday and will be in full swing by Jan. 5. Offices will close at the regular hour Wednesday and reopen Monday morning. State liquor stores opened at 9 a. m. today. They will do the same Wednesday, closing at 7 p. m. both nights. They will be closed Christmas day and open t the regular time Friday. Boy Struck Charles Little, 9, of 266 W. Long st., was treated and released st Children's Hospital after he was hit by a car Monday at 1133 S. Main st. The driver was not held. ' N-.--KW' WVfc.. . .v.,-.. ....... ... fcl IVhiiii m '"JKUm. im Mrs. Isabelle Hadley, Mrs. Marcella S. Rodgers and Mary Lou Zingler (left to right) put cash in envelopes that will be distributed to families in Akron. The women are em- MmM SW& ft ll ill I 1 j..V. 1 Lt. Judith Small (left) and Mrs. Joyce Hears of the Salvation Army pack a basket with groceries and toys for one of several thousand needy families that will be visited by Santa Claus this week. The Army's Citadel serves as a distributing center for the toys and baskets made possible by the UF Shara-Christmas fund. UF Takes Santa To All Needy Shara-Christmas Provides Groceries, Candy, Toys By MORT I.EGGETT Her husband died a year ago leaving her with five youngsters, all under 9, The money she gets from Social Security, her only income, is just enough to feed and clothe the family. There's nothing for Christmas. Another man Is in the hospital and has been for a lung time. What benefits his wife get are used up taking care of their two children. There's nothing for Christmas. A 70-year-old man, homeless, virtually penniless and in poor health, passes the remaining years of his life at Berrodin Farm. And, of course, there's nothing for Christmas. ' That expression "nothing for Christmas" would ring, through some 5,000 family households in Greater Akron this weak. It would, that is, if it weren't for the United Fund. ' '. THANKS TO the tradition of Shara-Christmas being carried on by the UF there will be baskets of groceries, candy canes and filled stockings for the "neediest of the needy families." And for the folks at city-operated Berrodin Farm there'll be cigars and pipe tobacco. It's all part of a giant program made possible by an allocation of $13,400 appropriated by the Community Chest, a "UF agency. The money has gone to five public welfare agencies: the Child Welfare Board (CWB), Soldiers and Sailors Relief Cnm-misMion, County Welfare Department, the City Division of Social Services and the City Health Department. Also sharing In the fund is the Salvation Army, another I'F agency. All six groups are directly responsible for seeing that Santa Claus comes to the neediest families. Checks and cash are either given direct to breadwinners to buy gifts and essen-tions or toys, food and clothing are purchased outright and distributed to families. CENTRAL POINT for distribution is the Salvation Army Citadel on N. Main st. The entire main floor of the Citadel has been turned into a toy shop where families can pick up gifts for their children. The Sallies have seen to It that 485 families and 1.700 children will not be missed by Santa Claus. Not only has the Christmas for these folks been provided through the I'F'i Shara-Christmas fund but also by the dimes, quarters and halves dropped Into the Army's kettles on Main st. County Relief Director Leo Mulhearn said the children under care of the County Welfare Department will "have the best Christmas" he can ever remember. Littly Tommy and Little Betty (there are 2.411 of them, according to Mulhearn) will get the usual Christmas treats provided by the county. On top of that will be toys and other gifts made possible through the Shara:Christmaa allocation by the UF. AND BESIDES that the Volunteers of America have turned over $650 to Mulhearn's department to see that extra toys are added to Santa's pack. Cash to the tune of $1,800 has he.en placed in envelopes for distribution to individuals under care of the city's Division of Social Services. Relief Director Clyde Falor said 423 youngsters and 370 adults will share In the Shara-Christmas project. Adults include not only those at Berrodin Farm but those in convalescent homes who have had nobody to remember them at Christmas. Arrangements have been made by the Child Welfare Board for Santa Claus to come to 246 homes where 374 children are under care of this county board. "These are children who would not receive gifts if it weren't for this Shara-Christmas program," said the board's executive secretary, Victor Andersen. AGED VETERANS and others who are considered hardship cases are assured a Merry Christmas by the Soldiers and Mrs. E. A. Riemenschneider, a volunteer United Fund worker, takes the name of a family that should go on the UF's Shara-Christmas list of needy cases. She is one of several volunteers answering calls at the UF office to make sure there's no duplication. ployes of the city's Division of Social Services, one of five public agencies taking part in the UF's Shara-Christmas fund. One of the many checks given to foster mothers of the Child Welfare Board is handed to Mrs. Irwin Keenan of Route 619, Barber-ton, by Victor Andersen, CWB's executive secretary. Mrs. Keenan is boarding two boys and a girl under supervision of the county board, one of five public agencies benefiting by the UF Shara-Christmas fund. Sailors Relief Commission. And the city's public health nurses, go into hundreds of underprivileged homes through the year, provide more names for Santa Claus' bulky list. You might think that with so many agencies working toward the same idea there might be duplication. It isn't the rase. The Social Service Exchange clears all names to avoid duplication. Shara-Christmas was started two years ago by the Beacon Journal and WAKR. It was discontinued lat year because the sponsors said "it would be in the best interests of the community to refrain from fund-raising of this type now that the UF is in existence." Last year, and again this year, funds for helping the needy families come from money saved in operating the Community Chest. And this is the last year that Shara-Christmas can come from savings. "The program gets bigger each year." said UF Executive Director Russell Richmond. "Next year we're going to ask the board to enter the Shara-Christmas program as a regular agency in the UF drive." BUT THEVELFARE agency workers, the volunteers in the UF and others don't have their minds on next year. They are making sure that Merry Christmas means something this year. The thought is best expressed by Andersen of the Child Welfare Board, a comparative newcomer to Akron welfare circles. "Akron is interested in its children," he said. "This city is outstanding in whatever you want to call it, perhaps social consciousness. The city has a real desire to help its children." East High's Site Purchase Progresses r Akron School Board is near the half-way mark in its purchases of land for the new East High School Brittain rd. site. Four houses and nine additional lots have heen added at a cost of $37,650. Dr. Clinton D. Barrett, head nf the hoard's sites committee, announred at a regular meeting Monday. This brings total houses purchased to 18, leaving 15 to go, and the number of vacant lots to 31 with 36 remaining. Cash outlay thus far is about $150,000, Total cost of the site is expected to be slightly over $300,000. The building is- expected to cost about $1,750,000. ! School administrators and board members were to meet today to go over drawings of additions to North High School and Rankin and Schumacher elementary schools. Check Writer Is Bound Oyer John E. Kocher, 25, of RD 1, Clinton, charged with issuing a check with no account, was bound over to the Grand Jury Monday by Judge C. B. McRae. Kocher, who pleaded not guilty. Is charged with writing a bad check for $23.69 to the M, O'Neil Co., on the First National Bank of Akron. He is held under $3,000 bond. '10 CALL' COPY They say that "behind every successful man, is a woman," and far be it from us to chal- lenge this assertion. However, it might well be revised to go: "Behind every successful business man, Is an awareness of the advantages of advertising." Especially If the case of this Classified Ad ROPER GAS RANGE, only ona yetr old. fvfnlnys. d luxe moriH, Call OV-4J37, placed by E. F. Thornton of 788 N. Howard St., is taken in point. This particular ad brought a "successful sale to the third party who called." If you have a sales problem to solve with Classified assistance, Just phone BLackstone 1111 and an ad-writer will solve lt for you. From then on out, you will know that whatever can be done, will be done quickly, efficiently and economically. Why not subscribe to success by calling today? Not a guarantee, but an ic- uai sales- report. WITHIN CITIES Ask Bus Fare Hike In Falls Barberton Also Slep Up Rale To Akron Higher bus fares were asked in isarberton and Cuyahoga Falls today by the Akron Transportation Co. (ATC). The requests for changes In the two cities' franchises come on the heels of a similar pica in Akron. ATC Vice President William H. Muldoon submitted the requests to the councils in each city. He asked speedy consideration of a "serious transportation emergency." HERE'S THE new fare ATC wants for Cuyahoga Falls: For rides wholly inside the Falls the fare would be 12 cents cash or tickets or tokens at three for 35 cents. Present fare is 10 cents a ride; six tokens for 50 cents. Between Cuyahoga Falla and any point In Akron ATC wants 15 cents a ride, seven tickets or tokens for $1. Present fare is 12 cents, three for 35 cents. ATC wants the same setup between the Falls and Akron as it is asking for rides wholly inside Akron, Falls City Council will not meet again until Jan. 7. IN BARBERTON, ATC is seeking the following: For inside city limits riding, the company wants the same as in the Falls, 12 cents cash, tickets or tokens at three for 35 cents But a 20-cent rash fare is sought between Barberton and any point In Akron or Cuyahoga falls. Five cents and an Akron token, or 8 cents and a Barberton token also would be good. Present fare between Barber ton and anywhere else on the Bar berton system is 15 cents cash, or a token and cash combination averaging a little over 14 cents. MULDOON reviewed Barber ton's franchise which ATC took over when it bought Portage Lakes Transportation Co. in 1950 This franchise, the company said, gives it the right to a higher fare If it is not making enough money. Muldoon said ATC can not con tinue to provide present service in the two cities unless the fares are raised. Tucker Goes To Canton's Urban League Sterling Tucker, assistant executive director of the Akron Com munity Service Center will become executive secretary of the Canton Urban League Jan. 15. He succeeds John W. Crawford, secretary for 22 year a. Crawford is resigning to con tinue a re- Tucker search project. Tucker also serves as direc-to of Industrial relations for the Urban League Affiliate in Akron. The University of Akron graduate has been with the Center staff for more than six years. He and his wife, Alloyce, have one daughter. Burglars Enlcr Home, Slalion Burglars broke Into a service station and a private residence Monday according to reports to police. About $117 In cash and merchandise was stolen from Johnie's Service Station, 250 N. Howard st. Entrance was gained by smashing a window. A house occupied by R. M. Hoskins, 2578 Graham av, was ransacked and $5 in pennies and $3 In currency taken, police said. Too Much Just Protecting 31yself, Says Bicep Builder; Jury DID THE MUSCLE builder merely flex his biceps instinctively or did he mean to poke the veterinarian In the Jaw? This is the question a Municipal Court jury of three women and nine men were to decide today. The muscle builder Is Jack Stanley, 200-pound former welghllftlng champion who run a health studio, and the veterinarian Is 145-pound Stephen Wolford of 1782 High st., Cuyahoga Falls. Stanley faces charges of committing assault and battery on Wolford at the Akron Veterinary Hospital last July in a dispute that arose when Stanley was asked to wait for his dogs. "OCT OF THE corner of my eye, I saw somebody running J t me," Stanley said Monday as 300 Customers Now JACK Frozen Pizza Business Does OK For Be Luca New Firm With Old Italian Idea Is Selling $20,000 Worth A Month By THOMAS S. IIANEY The American way calls for taking hold of something new, selling it and making a million. ' Jack De Luca is an American who picked up an old idea of his Italian forebears, ana-Well, the end of December will find his frozen pizza business doing a monthly gross of close to $20,000. The thing's so new the field has only been scratched. But already he's cramped for space. Meeting production schedules is often a problem as new outlets are added daily. And the whole thing is less than six months old. THE FUNNY THING about the business is the large Italian colony here has been eating pizza Italians pronounce it "peet-zaa" for uncounted generations. De Luca says own experience Is typical of what went on in Italian-American homes by the thousands. "Italian families always baked their own bread up until a few years ago. Usually groups of women got together at one house and did all their baking together. "When they were all through, they took the little scraps of leftover dough, rolled it out flat, covered it with tomatoes, cheese and maybe a little garlic and then .baked that." The result: pizza. THE FAMILY ate it after supper that night for desert. Or maybe Papa De Luca had some of the boys in for pizza, wine and a little cards. ' In adult life Jack De Luca opened it North Side restaurant specializing In Italian dishes, pizza among them. His staff did the baking. What few calls he had came mainly from the Italian colony. "In the East lots of people eat the stuff but around here the average person never even heard of it," according to De Luca, Last Summer the restaurant vacation sbhedule forced experiments in freezing i already-cooked pizzas and the new business was born. THE CHEF was about to leave. De Luca had her bake a stack of pizzas. These he froze. That way they'd keep indefinitely. He found by heating them 10 to 15 minutes in an Muscle In Stanley's Defense? he described the melee In Judge William H. Victor's court. "I threw up my hand to protect myself." Stanley threw up his hand so good that Wolford got it on the jaw and was out for five minutes, witnesses said. Maybe, Stanley conceded, he did lash out his fist "to protect myself." Wolford said he spent the ne:;t day in bed. The jury studied the case two hours Monday afternoon without reaching a verdict. They recessed for the night and were to resume today. Dr. Ralph Evans, 60 E. Buch-tel av., a veterinarian at the hospital, also has filed an assault and battery c h ar g e against Stanley. In April, 1951, Stanley was charged with assault and battery by Mary Shaffer, 1130 Clifton av. She, dropped the case. . DEIX'CA old dfeh with new look oven, he could use them indefinitely. ' Pizza hag to be hot to he good. De Luca wondered whether the Idea couldn't lead to wider distribution. He Installed a cooler like the ones In super-markets. Pizzas began to move. That was in early July. By the end of the month one big super market had taken them on to see what would happen. They moved there, too. Today the business' books show more than 300 customers super markets, retail groceries, delicatessens and the like with more signing up daily. Distributorships have been set up In Cleveland and Youngs-towti. The Canton market is about to be entered. MEANTIME, experiments are going on daily in new packaging and production methods, new Ideas for displays, new distribution methods. There are problems. According to De Luca there are as many ways of making pizza as there are Individual Italians. Each has his own preference. De Luca says he is trying for a product that cuts broadly across taste lines. He says he has to. "We have to aim at the so-called American taste," he explains. To date he's alone In the field here, his competition coming mainly from points as distant as New Jersey. When he has doubts about the product's acceptance, he likes to consult sales figures. They show one of his biggest fields is the large Italian neighborhood in East Cleveland. That, it would seem in this case, is the American way. Hit By Car Mrs. Jennie Donzelll, 52, of 1321 Burkhardt av., was injured today when struck by a car at Main and Exchange ats. She is in "fairly good" condition at Peoples HoS' pital. IT ALL started over waiting for his dogs, Stanley said. He had a Spitz L. the hospital for clipping and a Dalmatian getting some shots. He took them there in the morning and returned for them at night. He resented waiting, he said, when he had been told he could pick up the animals right away. When he became Impatient and went into the back rooms of the hospital, he said he was chided by Dr. Evans about being a "tough guy." Stanley said Evans giggled at him "a very peculiar giggle." It was the giggle that got him, he said. " 'I'm tired of your abusive-ness,' I told him and I slapped htm across the face. No, I didn't tell him to take off his glasses," Stanley said. 37 MILLION YIELD? Also Would Hike License Fees 50 Pet. Slate Meeting Scheduled Here By CLYDE MANN Mayor Slusser today came up with a fresh approach to the state's pressing highway problems. The mayor proposes atop-gap legislation designed to raise about $37,000,000 at once for highway needs. His idea Is this: A 1-cent increase In gasoline tax. This would yield about $22,- 000,000. A 50 per cent across-the-board hike in all motor vehicle license fees to bring In another $15,000,-000, perhaps more. This legislation would remain in effect only two years until state officials, business interests and others agree on a long-range highway construction and repair program. TiIE MAYOR will propose this program to the Highway Committee of the Ohio Municipal League which meets in his office next Tuesday. At the meeting will be city officials, county commissioners and engineers and township trustees. Slusser said this group would work out details of the program and unite to get it through the Ohio Assembly next month. The mayor said cities must help the state solve its highway problems or face the possibility of losing state funds for local governments. He referred to a suggestion made Monday at a highway conference he attended in Gov. Lausche's office in Columbus. S. O. LINZELL, state- highway director, said at the meeting the Legislature should tap the general revenue fund for $15,000,000 to bolster the Highway Department's finances. Slusser believes this may lead to a cut In state local government monies. "It also may mean less money for schools and various other state Institutions," the mayor said. There was a feeling at the governor's conference Monday that the Legislature would be unable to cope with the highway financing program, the mayor said. "The trouble is," the mayor said, "everyone is talking about a long-range highway program but no one is doing anything about it. "Several long-range plans have been advanced by legislative leaders, business interests and state officials. But they can't agree on which program to push through the Legislature. Hence, another deadlock on the highway program is certain to result," the mayor said. "WHAT IS NEEDED Is stopgap legislation to raise funds at once and start building new roads and repairing old ones," the mayor added. He believes the various groups could work out a long-range plan in the next two years. "In the meantime, we would be getting some work done on our highways," he said. The mayor also suggested a thorough county-by-county survey of the entire highway system and a complete study of the fund allocation formula. Slusser's idea is one which will interest most of the groups now involved in the highway controversy, particularly legislators who are dead set against the ton-mile tax on big trucks. Llnzell said at the conference Monday that the highway department must have a minimum of $50,000,000 for 1952. This is needed to meet the state's share of a $98,000,000 program. THE HIGHWAY director said the department will have only about $20,000,000 to help match federal aid funds in the 1953 calendar year. Federal aid money available, if it can be matched, totalB $47,000,000. Llnzell said. ' Llnzell said highway funds were used some years ago to help the schools. Must Decide IT WAS THEN, Stanley said, he saw Wolford dash toward him "from the corner of my eye and threw up my hand." Atty. Max Johnstone said Stanley was acting in self defense. Police Prosecutor Theodore Price charged Stanley provoked the incident. George Marks, 719 Roselle av., said Stanley protested because he had to wait for his dogs. "He told me he was getting the runaround." He said ha saw Stanley slap Evans twice. Dr. Evans said he didn't giggle. He smiled to try to calm Stanley, he said. After that, he said, Stanley got his dogs and left. Dr. Evans said he called police but "they said forget it since I Wasn't hurt."

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