Programming: Private Clem & Mr. Mayor

It was time for Captain Cleveland, a midafternoon kiddy show on Cleveland's WKBF-TV. The host, Ventriloquist John Slowey, slipped lavaliere mikes around the necks of his young dummy, "Private Clem," and of the guest of the day. "What do I call you—your highness?" piped the bug-eyed puppet. The guest shook his head, smiled, and replied: "Most people use the name Mr. Mayor." So began the first of a weekly series of appearances by Carl Stokes, the first elected Negro head of a major U.S. city and the most winning on-air mayor for the kids since New York City's Fiorello...