Johnston, Clark “Clarkie”

Clark Johnston was a grill cook at the Waffle and Pancake Shop, at the east end of The Strip, circa 1950.

Also known as “Clarkie,” he was a “likeable old gent” who had been a U.S. Army mess sergeant. He worked the grill at the Waffle House for both Mrs. Wiseman and Louis DiFabio.

According to Louis DiFabio, Clarkie would work for him only on a limited basis — 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the week; 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the weekend. He had Tuesday off and he made $1.25 an hour.


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