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Business: 814 E. 152nd !i| 4 Phone liLonville 4303 News: 15632 Euclid Ave. Suite 311 Do you go to church? Why? Did you ever have someone ask you that question? If the answer is “yes” did you ever ask yourself “why?” Did you ever try to put down on paper in so many words the reason why you go to church? In all probability you never have done this. Few people have. One might discuss it, but write it? No. But here is your chance to put down, in 50 words or less, the rest of the phrase “I go to church because—” Starting today and closing at midnight Sunday, December 18th, Pastor Observes First Year At Nazarene Church i f.. fj 11 The Rev. Mr. Hunton came to the East Cleveland church after serving six years as pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in South Portland, Maine. Officials of the local church report marked prog ress in every phase of the work. Notably there has been an 18% gain in weekly Sunday School at tendance and a 25% gain in at tendance at all regular church services. There have been out standing property improvements. The entire first floor of the church has been beautifully carpeted. A new- and entirely automatic heating system has been recently installed. The Rev. Hunton was recalled for a three year period by a record vote of the congregation on Sun day morning, November 6th. He has accepted and will serve as pas tor for the period of invitation. A special feature of the Day of Anniversary will be the presence^ of one of the five General Superin tendents of the denomination, Dr. D. I. Vanderpool, whose office is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Vanderpool will be the guest speaker. He has recently returned from a tour of missions in Cuba. Trinidad and the Cape Verdes. Les Vought Tells East Clevelanders Ail About The City's Rifle Range “For the benefit of our East Cleveland residents, I would- like to submit the flowing data re garding the East Cleveland Pistol Range located at 1610 Eddy rd.: “Originally, the range was built for police pistol practice only. How ever, after operations began it was found that the police could not use the entire time of availability, and it was thought that it should be opened to the public for rifle and pistol shooting. This would have required an attendant at all times, however, so the plan was abolished almost as quickly as it was suggested. “Then we found clubs could be organized by persons who enjoyed this sport. The range fee was set at a normal rate and the clubs were instructed to take in only persons who were citizens of good standing. Membership was not restricted to East Clevelanders only, and in checking the lists recently, I find there is a very small percentage of East Cleveland residents who have joined any of the clubs. The purpose of this article is acquaint our citizens with the fact that the range is open to the public and anyone interested in this sport is welcome to apply for membership in one of the sev eral clubs. “As I was somewhat responsible for the range being built, I like to give this little history about it. It was built years back at fraction of what it would cost CLtVtLAND LiBRAR* 14101 EUCLID VENUE iT CLfcVLLAUOi 1 The Rev. James E. Hunton, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, Hayden ave. at Clai borne rd., will celebrate his first anniversary in that capacity in the Regular services this Sunday 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Volume No. VIII—No. 48 M|| the East Cleveland Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Go To Church con test. The four best entries of 50 words or less added to the phrase “I go to church because—” will receive cash awards. Half of each prize will be sent to the church designated in the entry blank to receive it, and half of it will go to the winner personally. The awards will be First prize, $50, Second prize $25, Third prize $15, Fourth prize $10. Entry blanks will be available in all of the churches of East Cleveland. John Walworth is chairman of the club’s support of the churches committee which includes Jim Washington, John Kiener, Fred Cramer and Eugene Rinear. The rules for the contest are announced as follows: 1—Complete the statement “I go to church because—” in 50 ad ditional words or less. 2—Mail entries to Kiwanis Club of East Cleveland, East Cleveland 12, Ohio. 3—Contest starts December 1st and all entries must be postmarked not later than midnight of Decem ber 18 th. 4—All entries must be typed or written in ink ojt the official entry blank, or on one side of a white sheet of paper 8(4 by 11 inches in size. If the sheet of paper is used, include name and address of entrant, and name of church to which half of the prize award is to be sent, in the event the entry is a wining one. 5—Entrys will be judged on the basis of sincerity and aptness of thought. Embellishments or decora tions will not affect the judges’ decision. 7—All entries become the pro perty of the Kiwanis Club of East Cleveland. 8—Members of the East Cleve land Kiw’anis Club and their fami lies are npt eligible for this con test. ...... Judges selected for the contest are William Dinwoodie, Church Editor of the Cleveland News, Louis Gale, Church Editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Frank Stewart, Church Editor of the Cleveland Press, and Elsa C. Berg, News Editor of the East Cleveland Leader. Decision of the judges will be final. That Ride Cost Motorist $113.40 A fine of $50 and eost on each of the two charges was assessed against William L. Alexander, 14738 Euclid ave. by Beachwood Village officials Monday, Novem ber 27th, the charges being reck less driving and resisting an offi cer, Alexander, 35, and a plasterer by trade, pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge and inno cent to the second claim. The total of $113.40 was the price Alexander paid for leading police of eight East Side suburbs at a 60 miles per hour speed for a twenty mile chase November 12th, during which 49 shots were fired. today. During the war the police and the clubs used the range along with approximately one thousand guards from war plants on the east side of Cleveland, and about two hundred boot Coast Guards who used it once every two weeks. With the exception of the Coast Guards from the Terrace-Lee Re ceiving Station all paid a fee for using the range. “At present the East Cleveland Police Pistol Range accommodates the following evening Clubs. East Cleveland Rifle and Revolver Club (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays), the East Cleveland Rod and Gun Club (Wednesdays), the Nimrod Club (Saturdays), and the River Road Rifle and Revolver Club (Sundays)/ Some of them have considerable activity such as the Tuesday night fellows who have a Junior Rifle training membership for young boys, which I think is a very fine idea. The Wednesday night boys tell me they are looking for some good rifle shooters for their team. All the clubs have range instructors and officers. “All things considering, I find the East Cleveland Range is one of the finest ranges of its type anywhere n the country. If any one is interested in membership in any one of the above mentioned clubs, he is welcome to visit the range where he will be gladly fur nished any information regarding membership, cost etc.” L. A. VOUGHT, Supervisor East Cleveland Police Pistol Range Johnny On The Spot Puts Out Motor Fire When Patrolman John McDon ald drew his police cruiser up be side another car at the Euclid Superior intersection at 5:20 No vember 22nd, he noticed the driver of the neighboring car get out and hurriedly lift the car hood. The motor was engulfed in flames. Of ficer McDonald got busy with a fire extinguisher, carried as regu lar equipment, and presto, the blaze was quickly extinguished and Httle actual damage done. The driver of the car was Robert Kuhn, 1316 East 141st st. No Smoking in Hospital During Visiting Hours The initial move by Chief Wil liam H. Fcrrie, head of the Cleve land fire prevention bureau to con trol, if not halt, smoking in hos pitals is receiving the support of Fred Steffens, chief of East Cleve land Fire Department and R. G. Bodwell, superintendent of Huron Road Hospital, the city’s one hos pital. The two conferred on the subject Wednesday morning. Mr. Bodwell announces that signs would be printed and posted as soon as possible to inform vis itors of the smoking ban during visitors hours. He also pledged the assistance of the entire staff in co-operating with the new regu lations. Also lending assistance to the safety proposal is Jay W. Col lins, chairman of the hospital fire prevention committee of the Cleve land Hospital Council. “The Cleveland hospitals are glad to co-operate” said Collins. “Our primary interest is the health of our patients. The regulation that no smoking is permitted in patients’ rooms while visitors are present is felt to contribute to the patients’ well being.” And he add ed “There is really no need for visitors to smoke during the short time they are in the hospital,’* Chief Ferrie based his action on the growing number of complaints he ir receiving* about careless smoking by doctors, nurses, em ployees, patients and visitors in danger areas of hospitals. Ferrie warn? that the prevention bureau would invoke Ohio laws to set up no-smoking regulations, if the hospitals failed to act. Next Community Council Meeting To Be All Party" The December meeting of the Community Council is going to be different. Its going to be different in time and place of meeting, there will be no dinner, no business, no program. In fact, it’s going to be “all party” as a Christmas session should be. The only “same” thing about this meeting is the regular second Thursday in the month. This falls on December 8th, next Thursday. The first part of the party, start ing at 7:30 p. m. will be held in the auditorium of Prospect School. The Shaw High School Choir, under direction of Mr. S. Robert Fraser, will offer a program of Christmas music. Following this program, Miss Marion Holmes will lead the group in square dancing in the gymna sium and during the social hour Mrs. C. D. Spencer will have charge of refreshments. A big turnout of members is expected, since the dancing in troduced as a surprise at last De cember’s meeting met with such a hearty response. Everyone had such a jolly time. Cards See Reserve West Virginia Game In Play By Play Film Forty-one members of the Shaw High School football squad were guests of the East Cleveland Kiwanis Club Monday, the boys be ing introduced by Coach Ralph Pat ton who also presented “Hap” Aitken, back field coach. William Councell, athletic direct or at Western Reserve University showed a play by play film of the Reserve-West Virginia University football game, a picture which re ceived the closest attention of the gridders. Fire Damages Roof Fire believed due to an over heated metal vat resulted in a $2000 fire at the foundry of the General Electric Co.’s electric va cuum cleaner division, 1734 Ivan hoe rd., November 25th. The damage was confined to the roof. A number of employees were forced to flee the foundry when the flames were noticed at 6:15 p.m. Firemen fought two hours to conquer the fire, !. .. Z. J1 & ■'v t, V z Published in Conjunction with The SCOOP in Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal in Euclid On Board Of Women Deans i I s I A -A. & AT.... ... ... if ............ V si ir w Mrs. Zoe Brundage, assistant principal and dean of girls at the W. H. Kirk Junior High School, attended a three-day meeting of the Ohio Association of Deans of Women at the Neil House in Co lumbus November 18-19-20. Mrs. Brundage, who was elected to serve a two-year term as a mem- Boy Scouts Again Do Good Tuiii For Goodwill Industries East Cleveland fire stations and Boy Scouts from troops in this area will cooperate in the 17th annual Boy Scout “Goodwill In dustries Good Turn,” Day cam paign, Saturday, December 10th- The scouts will rs'.ak# their an nual house to house visitation collect old clothes and toys for the Goodwill Industries and take them to the fire houses which are serv ing as central collection depots. The Goodwill Industries, a coun ty-wide charitable organization, takes old clothes, toys, furniture and household goods and renovates them for sale to provide employ ment for worthy, handicapped peo ple to give them “A chance instead of Charity.” According to the Rev. Frank Baker, head of the Red Feather Agency located at East Ninth at Carnegie ave. in Cleveland, “the need this year is for enough ma terials to provide $20,000 in wages and work for people who will need it most in 1950.” “We are especially In need of warm, winter clothing,” said Rev. Baker. “Children’s apparel and toys are also greatly in demand and would help make the holiday nicer for many of the needy.” The Scouts have set as their goal, “100,000 good turns for Good will.” They will make their house to-house calls between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. armed with Goodwill bags for clothing and smaller items and order cards for items trucks will call for. They Had A Happier Thanksgiving Day Thirteen families in Ea*t Cleve land had a happier Thanksgiving than they would otherwise have had. Through the rid of the Hi-Y boys, the Shaw Friendship Girls and Mayfair PTA, plus checks from the city’s relief fund, the families had a real dinner in the old fashion ed wayy Miss Genevieve Quinn, Welfare Directoi* reports an increase in the number of persons applying for re lief. An effort is being made to find part time work for as many as possible. Odd jobs that can be done by men 50 to 60 years of age are needed. Miss Quinn also has 12 job openings for women. Four ad ditional persons have been placed in jobs through the department’s set-up to match workers to jobs. Citizens needing extra or part time help, or persons wanting this same type of work are invited to East leveland, Ohio 12,800 Circulation Guaranteed Thursdc y, December 1, 1949 1 iPM' Vs ■y'4 4 ber of the executive board of the association, represents the Junior High School section, and presided at the Junior High School sectional meeting. Miss K. Lucille Provo, dean of girls at Shaw High School also attended the meetings. Vanda’s Damage Vacant Dwelling When the owners of a tempor arily vacant house at 1325 Hayden ave. went to see the place on No vember 26th, they found it practi cally wrecked on the inside. Door knobs had been torn off, electric outlets were ripped out. electrical fixtures Were yanked down plaster ing was damaged, heating registers were torn out, brown paint had been smeared on a floor and 24 window panes will have to be re placed. In the barn seven windows were broken and a rear door torn off. Owners of the house, O. M. Bab cox, 15429 Euclid ave., and Eliza beth Hanlon, 1235 Hayden ave., estimate the damage at about $500. Police are questioning a number of boys who may be responsible for the vandalism. "Battleground" Is Given Premiere Before Top Brass Sgt. Lester Harris, East Cleve lander, writes of a thrilling ex perience as a member of the Army Ground Forces Band, stationed at Fort Meade, Va. The band, writes Sgt. Harris, had the distinction of appearing on the platform of Lowe’s Capitol Theatre in Wash ington, November 9th on the occa sion of the preview premiere nf the new MGM film “Battleground.” story of the famed Battle of the Bulge. The premiere, writes Sgt. Harri®., was for an invited audience in cluding members of President Tru man’s cabinet, high ranking of ficers from the Department of De fense, and stars of the play. There was a presentation of the Army’s Certificate of Appreciation from Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Gordon Gray by Major General Anthony C. McAuliffe to Mr. Dory Schary, vice president in charge of MGM production. Major General McAuliffe commanded the 101st Airborne Division at Bas togne. and the original “Scream ing Eagles” of the division are in the picture. For the benefit of Shaw boys who played in the Shaw band with Les, the names of the band's selections on this occasion are noted. They were “Dance of the Comedians,” A drum novely to the music of “Citibiribin” and “Kings of the Highway.” The Army Ground Forces Glee Club sang “In fantry Song” by Julian G. Hearne and “Dry Bones.” Proclamation Inasmuch as Christmas Seals have for 43 years aided im measurably in the fight to eliminate tuberculosis and have helped reduce the national death rate froi? this disease by 80 pjer cent since 1907, And inasmuch at the battle against tuberculosis is not yet won And inasmuch as no one is safe until all arc safe from this preventable disease, we hereby declare December to be Christmas Seal month in East Cleveland and urge all citizens to consider the support of this health protecting program that tuberculosis may for all time be eliminated as a menace to our homes and families. CHAS. A. CARRAN, Citv Manager RICHARD S. HORAN, Mayor (Signature) I 1 Beware! Sunday Coal Thief Is Busy Again He is here again—the coat thief. Last winter and the winter before that members of several churches lost their overcoats while attending a service. The first such theft to be reported this season occurred Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church, Lockwood at Euclid ave. Edwin Philips, 14721 Elderwbod ave. hung his light gray covert cloth top coat on a rack in the downstairs of the church. When he came to put the coat on, it was gone. Only his scarf draped the coat hanger. "Comic” Book Lcgisls tic n Now On Book By adding an amendment to al ready existing legislation dealing with the sale, distribution and pos session of the wrong kind of lead ing material, the East Cleveland City Commission Tuesday evening now has a weapon to use in the fight against the so-called “comic” book. The amendment covers the pro visions and establishes penalties for violations of the odrdiance. A copy of the ordinance will be found elsewhere in this issue. Also published in this issue is the new legislation dealing with fees for electrical installations. It makes null and void the previous legisla tion which Finance Director A. P. Apthorp declared to be “hopelesslj obsolete”. The measure is identi cal with the one just enacted by Cleveland. A determined effort to save all elm trees on city property from becoming infected with the Dutch Elm Disease will be started in recommendation of City Manager East Cleveland this coming spring. The Commission endorsed the Chas. A. Carran to spray all city owned elms in an effort to halt the loss of these beautiful shade trees. Last summer the city toll was 56 trees. Mr. Carran stated that ence an elm is infected it must be removed. I So far there is no known gore ’fof I the ailing tree. It is estimated that the cost for equipment, material and labor for the project will average $7000 an nually, but the expenditure, in the minds of the officials, is well worth it to halt further spread of the disease and the consequent loss of them. John Rich, ehairman of Selective Service Board 29 and formerly as sociated with a local board during World War II, renewed his plea for removal of the Honor Roll from in front of City Hall, or at least a change in the legend which heads it. City Manager Carran and the Commission agreed to changing the line which now indicates that the names thereon are of people “in” service—but the board itself will continue to stand, they declare, until the permanent record is es tablished in a Memorial Room to be included in the proposed wing to be added to the East Cleveland Library. The Budget Commission submit ted its statement of the new tax rate. As previously indicated by both school district and munici pality, there is a one mill reduc tion, shared equally by the two taxing subdivisions, and due, in both instances, to a reduction in sinking fund requirements. Campfire Girls Adopt Family For Christmas Me-He-So Camp Fire Girls are busy with two projects on hand. This Friday evening they will take part in a PTA program at Cham bers school, offering skits and comedy monologes for the program. Then they will get down to work for the Christmas they are plan ning for a family they have “adopted” as their holiday guest. The 15 girls hope to furnish the tree fo” which they will make many of the decorations, food clothing and toys to bring a genuinely merry Christmas to the family. Any contribution^ to their list will be gratefully received. Mrs. Albert Koleman, 1289 Bender ave. is the group leader. Thanksgiving Day was made brighter and pleasanter for those at Cuyahoga County Nursing Home because of the efforts of a group of girl scouts in Prospect Neighborhood. Members of Troops No. 61, No. 442 and No. 323 made 180 pumpkin favors and filled them with candy and nuts. This friendly service not only helps the scouts to keep their prom ise of helping others at all times, but brings happiness to many less fortunate. The East Cleveland Women’s Welsh Club is having a faggot supper December 3 at the West minster Church, Addison and Wade Park aves. Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p. m. Mrs. Arthur Manuel is the club president. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Beres, 14015 Savannah ave., a boy, Robert Joseph, Nov. 21st, When Richard S. Horan, City Commissioner, started a jam ses sion on the subject of public trans portation in and for East Cleve land, at Tuesday night’s Commis sion meeting, he was not speak ing from hearsay only. Mr. Horan was speaking from personal ex perience. He rides the Cleveland Tiansit System bus to and from his downtown office each day. "it seems you always have to stand up when you ride the bus,” he declared as the opening com ment which started the commis sion on an airing of the unsatis factory transportation being of fered the suburb by the Cleveland Transit System. That the Euclid ave. passengers are not alone in their complaints was evidenced when Commissioner Walter H. Sutter said, “The Hay den ave. folks would go back to street cars in a minute.” Mr. Sut ter also speaks from personal ev perience. Dance Chairman Pictured here is Mrs. Ray Long, chairman of the 15th annual dance and card party to be held Saturday, December 3rd at the Lake Shore Country rd. by the Junior Women’s Board of Glenville Hospital. Gene Beecher's orchestra will furnish music for dancing begin ning at 9 p.m. Mrs. Long has been an active member of the board for five years and has served many times on committees. Her husband, Dr. Long, is on the staff at Glenville and is associated with the Euclid Clinic, East 185th st. The Longs have two children and live at 1799 Wilton rd., Cleveland Heights. Book TcviiooGrs On Two Charges Two teenage boys are booked at police court for damage to city property and with reckless driv ing following an escapade in which an unexpected witness was an East Cleveland police officer. As Patrolman Milton Fenrich was cruising on Euclid ave. near Holyoke ave. the evening of No vember 26th, he noticed the youths fighting a man. He pulled the cruiser into Holyoke ave. and step ped out to investigate when the boys made a dash for a coupe which they had parked in the rear of the Bi-Rite Market. Their victim, Irvin Sears, 45, of 9222 Miles' ave., started in pursuit to get the license number on the coupe and as he ran toward the driveway, the boy at the wheel attempted to run him down, he told pglice. As the coupe sped uut Holyoke, Patrolman Fenrich followed, and stopped it, but not until the boys had damaged the police car in their effort to make a getaway. At police court the boys were booked for reckless, driving and damage to city property. Mr. Sears informed police he was walking to the Holyoke-Euclid bus stop when the boys- strong armed him and started fighting him. They did not ask for money, he told the officer. He could not account for tlje boys* behavior. It Was Icy Driving was good and bad dur ing the Thanksgiving holiday, the changing weather bringing unex pected rain, snow and ice in small doses but enough to keep drivers on the alert. Seven minor traffic accidents were checked up by local police as the score for the holidays. As the result of a fall on an icy and uncleaned sidewalk, Mr. W. Labus, 13524 Mann ave., sus tained a broken vertebrae Tuesday, November 22nd. He has been placed in a steel back brace and will be at home for some time to come. I 4 Furthermore, said Mr. Sutter, Hayden ave. riders are paying an “express” fare for a non-express service, since it takes them longer to get to their destination via the bus-street car-transfer plan than it did with the street cars only. And for thh, he said, they pay 18c instead of 12'ic. Mr. Horan asked City Manager Chas. A. Carran if the city was making any kind "f a s udy as Io schedules as they are run, and the service which East Cleveland is getting from CTS. Mr. Carran re plied they were. As proof Miss Bertelle Lytle presented a report she has compiled from a survey she has made at the city's request. The report was not read, but Miss Lytle, from the floor, offered the information that Hayden ave. buses seem to come with mote regularity and at shorter intervals than the buses from Euclid ave. cast of Windermere. She also has observed that even when a bus is not too crowded, passengers jam the front entrance. This, she said, is due to the difficulty of getting off a bus if one is seated partway oi- to the rear. Answering the complaints on over-crowded buses, Mr. Carran stated no transportation company in the country can provide a seat for every rider during rush houis. To which Mr. Sutter hastily added, “But there could be standing room.” Mr. Horan said he appreciated this fact but from his observation he feels CTS makes no attempt to provide sufficient buses so pas sengers may stand with some de gree of comfort. In Mr. Sutter’s opinion, the en tire “express” system is wrong. He said if a bus made two or three stop® into town it would be “ex press”. He suggested that every I other bus be an “express” service i and every other bus make the stops so passengers tvotiid not have to continually transfer to a street car to avoid a long walk to their destination. Fares, he said, could be rated accordingly. It was accepted that too many bus lines use Euclid ave. That Rapid Transit is expected to re lieve this congestion, a reminder interjected by Finance Director G. T. Apthorp, did not ease the discussion. The commission wants action now. If everyone would have the exact fare ready, it would speed the loading and unloading of passen gers, suggested Richmond Rice. Commissioner. Here, again, Mi. Horan came forth with a comment, indicating he is carefully observ ing this transportation problem from all angles. “Why,” asked Mr. Horan, “can’t they print a ticket that will give us a ride? Why can’t they print a blue (or s-ome color) ticket for a bus and a red ticket for a streetcar? Let’s get rid of this monkey business of having a ticket, and a nickle, and, maybe, a penny for a transfer.” The streetcars which start their downtown runs from Windermere Station came in for their two cents worth. Complaints here say the cars do not always leave on the same track and passengers don't know which one is to be first to pull out. Motormen, with few ex ceptions, fail to announce their going, and the car is off, leaving passengers to wait for the next one. Also, streetcar- will pull out at Windermere and Superior—the two main transfer points—just as pas sengers are getting off a bus for the one purpose of “catching” a street car. Also standees are still asking for handrails in the front of buses, a matter which Mr. Carran said had already been taken up with CTS. Pipe Fitter Injured In Ten-foot Fall Fred Lutz, 48, a contracting pipa fitter, is in (jjoliinwood Clinic with injuries received in a fall while working on a job at the Wheeler Industries Corp.. 1637 Collamer st., November 17th. He sustained a compound fracture of the pelviij. Mr. Lutz was connecting pipe over an air compressor. While walking on a two-by-four he missed his step and plunged through the beaver board ceiling, falling ten feet to the floor below. He resides at 3190 West 70th st. The Mothers of the Busy Bee Blue Birds are having a Bake Sale Decemler 7th preceding the Pros pect School PTA meeting. Tha proceeds will be used for a thea tre party during Christmas vaca tion. They will see Maurice Mae terlinck’s “The Bluebird.” The eights DeMolays are hold* ing a bake sale Saturday, Decem ber 3rd at Specialty Meats. Arden all and Hayden ave., starting at 9 a. m. Donations gladly accepted.