This Week in History
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Cleveland residents closely monitored the latest arrest roundups, welcomed newcomers, celebrated old friends and anticipated new development in late August of ’58.

Monday, Aug. 25, 1958

Church assembly votes to permit wedding bands

A vote of 948 to 841 at the Church of God biennial general assembly broke the ban on all forms of jewelry. Up until now, the COG frowned against even the wearing of wedding bands. The delegates also approved a resolution calling for an end to liquor advertising and the serving of alcoholic drinks on airlines.

Fourteen Families

are newcomers

Reports captured Cleveland’s booming growth with the arrival of 14 new families. Among those listed are preachers, teachers and students. Some of these newcomers included: Mitchell and Bonnie Adams, Charles and Melba Brock, Arlene and James Elder, Gussie and James Howard, Harold and Dora Huff, Myrtle Hopkins, Don and Barbara Kaylor and R.E. McCarrick.

Residents who left Cleveland include: Bill and Wanda Calhoun, Conrad Fitzgerald, Fred and Laura Light and Frank Gladson.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1958

Around Town in ’58

Dwight Arnold taking his young grandson for a walk around the block early in the morning ... Joyce Foster calling a friend for some information ... the Rev. James Smalling relating that on the family vacation they visited all “kissing cousins” in the West ... Don Overstreet looking rather puzzled over a cartoon a friend handed him ... Frances and Terrell Corn taking guests on a tour through the country and asking directions back.

Public drunkenness arrests in city top charges

According to Chief of Police L.E. Goodwin, more persons were arrested on charges of public drunkenness in Cleveland from Jan. 1 through Aug. 24 than any other charge. Arrests for public drunkenness numbered 430. Speeding ranked third at 143 violations.

Additional arrests were made for violating anti-noise ordinance, 65; running a stop sign, 68; parking violations, 77; late hours and prowling, 16; loitering, 10; housebreaking, 35; selling whiskey, 36; driving taxi without city permit, 3; selling beer to minors, 2; and indecent exposure, 2.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1958

New Cleveland

firm to open Sept. 20

George Thorogood announced Cleveland would be welcoming a new industry in September of ’58. Cooke and Turner Manufacturing was set to move in and begin manufacturing living room furniture. Reports claimed 12 to 13 people would be hired with the hopes of expanding to 25 in the future.

Officers of the company were James Cooke, president; Jess Turner, vice president; and Sam McDaniel, secretary and treasurer.

Thursday, Aug. 28, 1958

Cyclists quartet pays Clevelander surprise visit

Ed Callaway received quite the surprise when eight motorcyclists from Illinois, led by his World War II Marine buddy, DeWitt McCollum, descended on him unexpectedly. Those included in the group were Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt McCollum, Mr. and Mrs. George Springman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Springman and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Taylor.

Callaway received them with much joy, served them breakfast and gave them a tour of Cleveland in a station wagon provided by Jimmy Logan.