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Mail Addresses
Business: 611XE. 15 2nd St.
Plume Glenville 4303
News: 15632 Euclid Ave. $
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While skaters, old and youn^
may have been dissappointed be
cause they could not indulge ir
this outdoor sport at Forest Hills
Park this holiday time, no one war
more dissappointed than James E.
Barnes, assistant superintendent
of the East Cleveland Water De
To Mr. Barnes and his trusty
crew is assigned the ice skating
project at Forest Hills but
without complete co-operation of
the weatherman, these loyal em
ployees stand helpless. And this
year the weatherman certainly
gave them the gobye.
“You just can’t have ice with
warm nights and warmer days”
A Public Hearing
Minus Are Public
A public hearing—minus the
public—was held in City Hall
Tuesday night. The meeting, pre
viously announced by the city, was
the usual public hearing on the
budget for the coming year.
When Acting President Guy T.
Rockwell arose and asked if there
was anyone present who would
like to speak on the budget, there
was silence. The city officials in
the pews, the lone reporter and a
regular visitor, Miss Bertell Lyttle,
were quiet.
n'hen, as if to break the almost
embarrassing silence, Miss Lyttle
asked a question about the salary
of the welfare director which in
the new budget, is under the pre
vious figure.
Finance Director G. T. Apthorp
explained that under the new state
.code, the payment of this salary
is now shared by the welfare and
the general funds. The two fig
ures, added together, make the
same total. 1
Thee being no further questions,
the public hearing closed and the
budget stands for adoption, Janu
ary 10th.
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Volume No. VIII—No. 52
bemoans Mr. Barnes. “You just
have to have cold nights and a
lot of them in a row.”
For weeks the water department
men have been busy at the lake.
New snow removal equipment is
on hand, secured after consulting
the superintendents of many other
city operated skating rinks. A
ramp is ready to enable skaters
to walk from the ice into the boat
house with greater ease. Inside
the boat house there is wood
aplenty for preparing fire and
Paul Broer, snack bar operator, is
ready with the food the ikaters
relish between skates.
Ever hopeful, the crew is taking
a look at the 1950 calendar. Surely
January and February should
offer skating weather.
Skaters, don’t despair. Keep the
skates handy. You may need to
grab them and rush off in a hurry
to skate to music at beautiful
Forest Hills pond.
The weatherman? He is playing
safe. Not a sound is being heard
from that quarter.
Lake View Cemetery
Association Elects
Fred R. White, Jr. has been
elected a trustee and second vice
president of the Lake View Ceme
tery Association, according to an
nouncement by Charles B. Gleason,
executive vice president.
Others elected to membership on
the board ar e B. P. Bole, Jr., Sev
erance A. Milikin, Ellery Sedge
wick, Jr., and James C. Weir.
Christmas Baby
A check of hospitals reveals but
one East Cleveland baby born on
the 1949 Christmas Day. The baby,
a boy, arrived at Huron Road
Hospital at 1:55 p.m. Christmas
day and the happy parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Leland R. Gerwin,
13504 Superior rd.
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City Ail Set For Christmas Skaters Admission Tax
But The Weatherman Let Them Down! Off Smail Affairs
High school students, other
youth groups and some adult
groups, who have been paying the
admissions tax to the city on en
tertainments, etc., where the gross
take, with federal tax, has been
less than $100, will no longer have
to bother with this.
Tuesday night the City Commis
sion, upon recommendation of the
finance director, passed legisla
tion ending this particular phase
of this tax.
“It has cost more to process
these accounts than the money re
ceived,” explained Mr. Apthorpe,
finance director.
Student Recognition
Service Hext Sunday
Student Recognition Day will be
observed at Windermere Methodist
church Sunday at the regular
10:45 a. m. service with Associate
Pastor Rev. Roland D. Sundberg
preaching the sermon. His subject
will be: “If I Had My Life to Live
Over Again”.
Taking part in the service will
be Betty Lou Miller, a student at
Baldwin Wallace College, and Fay
Botton, a senior at Shaw High
Announce A Baptismal
Service For Sunday
On Sunday, January 1st at five
o’clock, Rev. Tracy Day Spencer,
former pastor at Windermere
Presbyterian church, will conduct
a baptismal service in the church.
Parents having children to be
baptised, or adults desiring to re
ceive this rite of the church may
contact the church office.GL. 0850.
Two babies to be baptised, and
announced, are Janice zYnn, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
G. McKee, 24049 Euclid ave., and
Albert Arthur, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest C. Whitworth,
1191 East 125th st.
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East Cleveland Leader
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City observes
its first Twelfth
Night with the
traditional burn
ing of Christmas
trees in Forest
Hill Park. Spon
sored by the East Cleveland Com
munity Council, the evening was
in charge of Thomas Murry.
George Nelson, Hayden avenue s
popular jeweler and member of
the Boird of Education, rounds
out his 18th year with a perfect
attendance record in East Cleve
land Kiwanis Club.
Jerry Young, 16, of 15717 Brew
ster rd., won the city divine
championship and the trophy given
by his father, Pat Young. Mr.
Young h:mself was winner of the
same honor forty years ago.
Albert H. Martin, present Jr.
High faculty member, enroute to
the University of Utah, and Pfc.
Robert Greenwood, 13512 Graham
rd., enroute to Fort Warren, Wyo.,
arc snowbound four days as one
of the worst blizzards in history
sw?pt over the western plains.
The YMCA inaugurates its first
co-ed swimming at Shaw Pool.
(It certainly has proved popular
■with the-adults).
Patricia Noel, 13-year old baby
sitter, turns fireman and exting
uishes a blaze at the home of
Alex Cheikys, 460 East 146th st.
The alarm is sounded by Jimmy,
4, while Judy, 8, slept peacefully
Donald R. Fauble is ordained as
a minister at services in Calvary
Lutheran Church.
Troop 18 Boy ft
Scouts of Ameri
ca observe their
35th birthday an- fit
niversary with a V i
party in Winder
mere e s y
terian church.
Dr. L. L. Myers, principal of
Kirk Jr. High School is elected
to a three year term on the board
of Trustees of the Youths Bureau
of Cleveland.
Henry Geerer, disaster com
mittee chairman of the East
Cleveland Branch ed Cross,
again heads the originzations
membership drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler I. Red
field, 15627 Euclid ave. observe
their 50th wedding anniversary
and its the 37th for Mr. and
Mrs. James Leonard, 1648 Hower
Lester C. Wilson, 1460 East
135th st. is elected assistant trea
surer of the Bank of Ohio. He
was manager of the Accounts Re
ceivable Departmennt
Chambers PTA marks Its silver
anniversary and Shaw Band fol
lows suit.
East Cleveland Kiwanis holds
an inter-club meeting with the
West Palm Beach club in Florida.
Elmiranda Yo
vanne, 1762 Wy
more ave., goes
to San Francisco
as one of four
Ohio Y-Teens se
lected to attend
the 18th triennial convention of
the Young Women’s Christian
The city’s 1948 fire per capita
loss is announced as being 30c.
The overall nation wide figure is
The city starts a tree feeding
project in Forest Hills park, us
ing 50 pounds of bonemeal to a
tree. A total of ten tons was used.
Joan Wischmeyer, 17G2 Elberon
ave., takes the feminine lead is
the Baldwin Wallace production
of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The
East Cleveland’s Lowell Thomas
(Shaw ’43) is elected president
of the Floraculture forum, Col
lege of Horticulture, Ohio State
Ben Wickham, president of East
Cleveland Board of Education and
prominent attorney, succumbs to
a heart attack.
While delivering his Plain
Dealers, LeRoy Baier, 16, of 1725
Allendale ave., jots down the li
cense number of a car seen leav
ing th« rear of the Lucas Delica­
tessen, 15901 Euclid ave. It Is the
clue which brings confession from
three men.
Board of Education cancels
broadcasts of Shaw football games.
Dr. Frank Keeley named medi
cal advisor for Selective Board
39 Leonard A. Linder 1864
Ncla is the new president of the
East Cleveland Auxiliary police.
Rev. Tracy Day Spencer be
comes director at Woodland
Jean and Tony Jancigar open
their super market at 13927 Eu
clid ave.
E. P. Stone
braker is named
to the Board of
Education to fill
the vacancy
caused by the
death of Ben
Karl Kitchen, past commander
East. Cleveland Post 163 Ameri
can Legion, the Cuyahoga County
American Legion Council, and the
Ninth District of the Department
of Ohio, .-uccumbes to a heart at
The Board of Education ap
proves a $90,000 expenditure foi
three new boilers in the Prospect
Shaw heating plant.
Proceeds at the Shaw-Hayden
theatre were nicked $151 when
a blond holdup man took the cash
and calmly walked away.
Citizens join in the annual
Eastertide Song Festival at Kirk
Junior High School.
After 27-years at the Euclid
Superior building, the Hruby Con
servatory moves in into its own
building at 14817 Euclid ave.
Kirk Jr. High School students
walk off with four top prizes in
in the five-county Safety Poster
contest sponsored by the Ameri
can Automobile Association.
Having retired
as a postal clerk,
Fred N. Hend
ricks, 14503 Sci
ota ave takes
time to count the
marbles he pick
ed up as a hobby while walking
his route. Five thousand, two
hundred of them in all colors.
Henry Fujita captures six hon
ors at the Good Year Hunting
and Fishing Club’s ninth annual
tournament in Akron. Henry is
a member of the East Cleveland
Rod and Gun Club.
Captain Glenn C. Bender re
signs after 25 years’ service with
the East Cleveland Fire Depart
Tony Tomsic begins his 14th
year at his Holyoke-Hayden mar
A new fire alarm system is
installed at Shaw High School.
With East Cleveland the kick
off suburb in the Greater Cleve
land National Chest X-ray cam
paign, 3,G8G citizens get their
chests X-rayed.
Shaw High School band and
orchestra walk off with the honors
at the state ebntests in Delaware,
while Kiik Jr. High keeps pace
by capturing the district blue rib
The city has its largest com
munity observance of Memorial
Dav in many a year,
Mrs. Charles C. Weeks, 1782
Elberon ave. is elected president
of the Radio Council of Greater
Fifty-two years plus. This is
the record hung up by R. M.
Engel, 13910 Elm ave., as he
checks out for last time as tool
foreman at the Collinwood shops
of the New York Central Rail
Miss Alberta Jameson, 1782
North Taylor rd. resign.^ her
position with the Shaker Heights
schools to become principal of
an elementary school in Fresno,
Guy A. Patter
son is the new
president of the
East Cleveland
Lions club.
All but three
of his 49 years of
East Cleveland Events Or 1949
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On January 4, the East Cleve
land Legion Auxiliary will have a
spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p. m. at
the Post home in Hawley Park.
This meeting is being dedicated to
legislation. The speaker on that
evening will be Harold T. Ammer
man, the 13th District Chairman
of National Security. Mrs. Grover
Snyder is Legislative Chairman of
the Auxiliary and will introduce
the speaker.
Immediately following gradua
tion from Reserve Mr. Ammerman
went into World War I, served on
the front with the Fifth Division
and was discharged as a First
Lieutenant. Again Lieut. Ammer
man donned army uniform when
World War II broke. He was sent
to the South Pacific on the special
staff of Gen. McArthur in charge
of Japanese Prisoners of War
He returned to the United States
in 1945 and transferred to the
Adjutant General’s department as
chief of translation branch of pub
lications division. Among his cita
tions is the Commendation Ribbon
for work performed under Adju
tant General Edward Witsell. By
profession, Mr. Ammerman is an
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Thursday, December 29, 1949
Ote i
n House
Thank You
During the holiday «eastm
your editor, and members of
the staff, have received dozens
of greeting cards and notes
from our readers. For these
we wish to express our ap
Several of our carriers have
also called us with the request
that we express thanks to you
for the gifts they received.
So to all of you from all of
us. thank you, and our best
wishes for a healthy, happy
prosperous 1950.
Sightseeing, Parties
Make Gay Holiday
For Boys At YMCA
There hasn't been a dull moment
at the YMCA this holiday time—
and won’t be until the happy sea
son is ended and the boys are again
back at school.
Topping the parties was tiic one
Miss Fay Schmunk, office secre
tary gives each year for the 9 to
12 years olds. Its a gay hour with
fun, movies, and a treat with every
boy being remembered.
The older boys have done a bit
of traveling. They have visited the
Telling Belle Vernon Dairy. The
Pepsi Cola plant, East Cleveland's
new police department, incinerator
and rifle range. Coming are trips
to Nela Park’s Lighting Institute
where an electronics show appears
like black magic and a visit to
Cook Cleland’s airport with a free
ride for the lucky boy. A trip to
Akron is also on the agenda.
In between there have been
tournaments aplenty, chess, check
ers, pool, table tennis.
And to close with another party
mention must be made of the danc
ing and music evening when the
young adults brought their fair
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
A. Kerr, 1195 Carlyon rd., a boy,
Thomas Earl, December 20th.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gail
Halley, 1759 Lockwood ave., a son,
Gordon. Douglas.
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A special collection of Christmas
trees will be made in the city dur
ing the week of January 2nd, it is
announced today by Harold L.
Green, superintendent of Waste
Disposal. Trees picked up over the
routing as herein outlined, will be
taken to Forest Hills Park to be
burned in the city’s second Twelfth
Night observance on the following
day, until a sufficient number for
this purpose have been collected.
All other trees will then be dis
posed of at the city dumping
Mr. Green states that trees must
be placed on the curb lawn or in i
the front yard. Please do not ex
pect collectors to take trees from
porches or back yards.
It is earnestly requested that no
tiees be brought by individuals to
Forest Hills Park for the bonfire
celebration. All trees used there
will be piled up to make the safest
fire celebration possible.
As it is impossible to collect trees
over three feet in length in the en
closed Burnable Collection trucks,
or to dispose of them in the inciner
ator. a specially equipped open
truck will make the collection and
MORROW”, will be posted at street
corners on the preceding day to
notify residents of the collection
according to the following schedule:
By cooperating, through placing
the trees on the curb lawn the night
before the day specified for the
special collection, each house holder
will not only aid the City in the
removal of fire hazards, but will
also help in maintaining the twice
a-week schedule for the regular
collection of burnable materials
which would be considerably de
layed if Christmas trees were pre
sented for collection along with
wrapped garbage and other com
bustible rubbish.
The Division of Sanitation earn
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New Year
A TSss
City's Pickup
Of Christmas
Trees Listed
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