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Mail Addresses
814 East 152nd Street
Phone: Glenville 1-4383
14600 Euclid Avenue
Apt. 302
Weather Is Factor As
CIS Sights February
Rapid Transit Start
With the opening of the Rapid
Transit line of the Cleveland Tran
sit Company set for about Febru
ary 1st, this open weather is aid
ing contractors in meeting that
goal. The major out-door work yet
to be done is just east of the su
perior crossover where a slide sev
eral months ago is being refilled.
Rails that had been hauled to that
stretch of roadway, but not yet
fastened to ties are being laid.
Almost completed, also is the
shelter on Emily ave. at Superior
where there is an entrance and
stairway leading to platform on
the east side Superior stop. The
foresightedness of the Van Swer
ingens, with .began the dream of a
rapid, already provides a stairway
leading down to Superior on the
west side of the street. A CTS
"Hanging Of
The Greens'
All members and friends of the
Y.W.C.A. are welcome to the
annual “Hanging of The Greens'*
party at the YWCA Center, 14635
Euclid ave., on Friday, December
10th from 7 to 10 p. m. Come and
stay as long as you wish—bring
the entire family enjoy these pre
Christmas hours:
7-8:30—Decoration Workshop
new skills in Holiday decorations
8:30-9:00—Decorate the YWCA
Building—with what you have
made 9:00-9:30—Carols, special
movies, refreshments (bring
cookies enough for yoursel/ to put
on the Christmas trays.)
In addition, parents, there will
be a children’s Hour from 7 to 8
o’colck to give you time for the
workshop and decorating hours.
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In East Cleveland
East Cleveland continues to win
national recognition. This time it
is via the December FBI Bulletin
... all about our traffic safety
endeavors and accomplishments.
How did the FBI find out about
us? When it read the National
Safety Council reoprt that we had
won awards four years in a row!
FBI asked Chief Weaver .to write
them. Its all in the bulletin. Con
gratulations to the Chief, his men
and all city officials who con
stantly work together for better
and better traffic safety.
How’s your Christmas shopping
coming along? Merchants here are
ready to meet your needs with
dependable, desirable wares. Their
stores are close at hand, easy to
reach and you’ll be entirely satis
fied with your purchases. Read
their ads in this paper.
East Cleveland has long been
known for its community spirit.
Continuance of this good trait is
assured as the younger generation
offer their services. School music
schedules are filled with engage
ments, and other pupils from the
smallest up, are keeping Christ
mas by sharing with others. All
of which makes living in East
Cleveland a most satisfying experi
Our first 1955 calendar has ar
rived. It comes with a cheery
Christmas greeting from the Print
Shop at Kirk Jr. High School. We
have been receiving the calendar
now for many years, each one pre
senting a different view of their
lovely building. Thank you and
A Merry Christmas to you, my
young journeymen.
Play it safe Wednesday. Let’s
eut our two 1958 S-D traffic acci
dents to zero and let’s not
have even one East Cleveland
driver involved in an accident
some other place.
Lee rd. bus stop will be placed at
the foot of this stairway for riders
transferring to Southbound buses
at this point.
Over in the vast spaces of the
terminal site, itself, everywhere
workers are rushing their jobs.
Completed is the overhead walk
leading from Euclid ave., to the
station, itself. Yet to be installed
is the stairway from this walk
down into the turnstile walk
through at the station. This is
provided for rapid riders who
either walk to, or get out of pri
vate cars at Windermere.
All riders entering the station
by bus will unload at side entrance
to the station ground level.
Double stairway, one to the
right and one to the left, lead up
to the 600 foot long, 20 foot wide
paltform. The right stairway has
a reversible escalator which will go
up only during the morning rush
hours, and down only during the
evening rush hours. One of the
two stairways to the left is to be
replaced with a similar escalator.
Atop the stairways are glass en
closed entrances to the open plat
Rapid tracks, depressed four feet
flank either side of the platform.
Rapid trains, custom made to spe
cial CTS requirements, are so con
structed as to enable passengers
to step right into them from the
platform level.
All rapid cars are reversible.
They can back inbound to their
respective track through an auto
matic switch just west of the sta
tion. The two million dollar signal
system, operated from the tower
on the easterly end of the plat
form, will cotnrol all signals and
switches through to Kinsman and
East 68th st.
There are 68 cars ready for
service, 56 to run double and 12
single. Single cars will operate at
low levels during the late night and
early morning hours.
Schedules call for continuous
service during peak hours.
Each station in the line from
Windermere through to the west
terminal has its own color. Win
dermere color is blue, for tiles, for
paints, for trims in stairways,
walls, floors and the one conces
sion stand and snack bar which is
located on the floor level.
Dean Sayre To
Preach Sunday
The Very Rev. Francis D. Ssyre
The Very Rev. Francis S. Sayre,
Dean of the National Cathedral
at Washington, will visit his
former parish Sunday, December
12th when he will occupy the pul
pit at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
which he held from 1947 to 1951,
when he was called to the nation’s
Carrying on. This is what the
Louis brothers, John, Dean, and
Tim are doing as they resume
responsibility of the Christmas
tree business established by their
father, Bob Louis, Shaw faculty
manager. With their experience
gained as helpers, the boys are
all set. The trees are at the same
old stand, Carmen Bill’s driving
range on Shaw ave.
The service at 11:00 a. m. will
be under the direction of the rec
tor, Rev. Laurence W. Hall with
W. S. Baker as lay reader. The
Men’s and Boys* choir will sing,
under the direction of Choirmaster
Andrew Anderson.
This will be Rev. Sayre’s second
visit to East Cleveland since he
went to Washington. He is accom
panying the Cathedral’s Boys
Choir which will sing at Trinity
Cathedral at a four o’clock serv
ice in the afternoon.
lance Friday
The newly organized Harp and
Shamrock Club announces a dance
at Fosters, Euclid at Holyoke, Fri
day, December 17th from 9 to 2.
President of the new social club
is Michael Dever, 1841 Page ave.,
and the secretary-treasurer is Jim
O’Donnell, 13609 Garden rd.
To accomodate both our ad
vertisers and the shoppers, the
Christmas Issue will be distrib
uted one day earlier than usual.
It will come to your door on
Wednesday, December 22nd.
This brings the deadlines:
COPY: Monday, December
PICTURES: Monday noon
Your co-operation will be ap
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Home for Christmas, this is the
good news Meiplyn DeMayo writes
from Kansas where the Hippo
drome Roller Vanities are con
cluding their pre-Christmas en
gagement. Merilyn, daughter of
Mrs. Marian DeMayo, 14105 Bald
win rd., joined this only roller
skating extravaganza last August!
While at Shaw High School she
was a cheer leader, after attending
Kirk and East Clark Elementary
New Year’s Eve the Vanities
open up their Huston, Texas en
gagement and in February set sail
for the Continent where they will
tour the major cities of Spain,
France, West Germany, Switzer
land and Italy.
Kirk Christmas
Program Next
Thursday Night
Thursday evening, December
16, at 8:00 p. m., the vocal and
instrumental music departments
of the W. H. Kirk Jr. High School,
in conjunction with the Kirk PTA,
will present their annual Christ
mas program. Approximately 175
,unior high pupils will participate.
The program will open with an
orchestral number including three
lesser-known Christmas songs, ar
ranged by former East Cleveland
er Clare Grundman. Following
this will be varied selections by
the Girls’ Glee Club, the 20-voice
Kirk Ensemble, a flute duet with
orchestral accompaniment, a string
bass novelty trio, and the Kirk
Climaxing the evening will be
a narration of the Christmas Story
from Biblical texts, interspersed
with appropriate music by vocal
and instrumental groups.
Vocal music is under the direc
tion of Mrs. Ruth Honess, and in
strumental music, under Mr. Ken
neth S. Williams. There is no ad
mission charge.
Small instrumental and vocal en
sembles are also appearing with
a capsule program for the Com
munity Council tonight, at Shaw
High, for the Kiwanis Club, Mon
day noon, December 13th. Last
night the vocal ensemble appeared
at the Windermere Methodist
lew Hours
New hours for New and Used
Car Sales Departments of mem
bers of The Cleveland Automobile
Dealers Association are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
till 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday till 6 p.m.
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East Cleveland Leader
Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP in Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal in Euclid
Volume No. 18—-Issue No. 49 East Cleveland, Ohio 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed Thursday, December 9, 1954
Nela Christinas
Display Opens
On Saturday
The 1954 edition of General
Electric’s annual outdoor lighted
Christmas display at Nela Park
will be turned on for the holiday
season beginning Saturday, De
cember 11th, it was announced
here today.
This year’s spectacle will be
open for public inspection through
January 1st from 6 p. m. until
midnight daily except on Saturdays
and Sundays when it will be lighted
one hour earlier. The display will
feature familiar Christmas songs
which will be portrayed through
the medium of light. It is planned
to set aside Sunday, January 2nd,
exclusively for amateur photogra
phers who are interested in taking
color pictures of the displays.
More than a third of a million
holiday visitors from Northern
Ohio and neighboring states are
expected to view this year’s dis
play at Nela Park. Motorists are
again requested to approach the
spectacle from Euclid ave. by way
of Nela ave., one block east of
Noble rd.
Called “An Album of Christmas
Songs,” the giant Yule display will
consist mainly of seven major
“song” scenes. First scene in the
elaborate outdoor illuminated
“greeting card” will glow from the
roof of the Nela Entrance Lodge.
It will serve to announce the “Al
bum of Christmas Songs” motif.
The second scene, “Winter Won
rdeland,” will occupy Nela Park’s
lower hillside. This will be fol
lowed on the roadway’s ascent by
the most spectacular scene of all,
the “Santa Claus Is Coming To
Town” rendition which is spread
across the entire Application En
igneering Building. In this third
Yule song interpretation, thousands
of colored and clear lamps will
portray Santa Claus swooping in
to town aboard a comet-like space
The remainder of familiar songs
to be depicted in lights are “Oh
Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Silent
Night,” “Dreaming of a White
Christmas,” and “Auld Lang Syne.”
These songs are portrayed respec
tively in the areas of the G-E
Lighting Institute, the court ad
jacent to the information office and
heating plant, and Noble rd. exit
Responsible for the design and
installation of the display at this
year’s Yule spectacle at Nela Park
are C. M. Cutler, R. T. Dorsey,
G. T. Howard, and their assisting
staffs, all of the Lamp Division’s
application engineering and general
service departments.
An Ideal Gift
For That Boy
Are you just puzzled as to just
what to give your son this Christ
mas, or the son of your neighbor,
your nephew or grandson. How
about a YMCA membership? It’s
a gift that will last the whole year
Or, if the boy is already a
YMCA member, how about a check
to cover one of the special events,
such as the ten days at Center*
ville Mills Camp, that spring va
cation trip to Washington, the
summer vacation day trips, or for
a really big gift, the Western trip,
which is being offered sometime
in July.
Investment in Christian citizen
ship always bring big dividends.
Call W. V. Cumler, executive sec
retary, or Jim North, physical
director, at the Y, GL. 1-3425.
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They Remind Of S-D Day
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On the first S-D Day, Decem
ber 16th, 1953, East Cleveland had
two reported traffic accidents. It
hopes to have none this year.
Holding the signs are (left to
right) Clarence Rauch, president
East Cleveland Kiwanis H. S.
Weaver, chief of police Lieut.
Charles Wyse, Traffic Division
G. T. Apthorp, vice City manager
and member of the City traffic
committee Tom Dinell, assistant
to City Manager Chas A. Carran,
Sgk William Hartford in charge
of the city’s school safety pro
gram and Ernest M. Kregenow,
chairman of the rather new Ki
wanis safety committee.
“Stop Look Live” are the
fifth in a series of safety re
minders provided by Kiwanis. The
slogans for December and January
being distributed now, will greet
the eye of everyone in shop win
dows, on the club’s three sign
boards, in moteli, and on motor
vehicle bumpers.
President Rauch is proud of the
work of the committee which in
clude J. F. Helmerichs, William
Will Third Time
Be Charm Also?
Since beginning his basketball
playing with the Exchange Club
sponsored Class “F”, Thomas R.
McGonegal has had the good for
tune to be a member of a cham
pion team. He helped his Class
“F” players to victory, and latter
was on a champion CYO team.
Now he is again hoping for vic
tory as a member of the U. S.
Marines Third Division team in
southern Japan, soon to meet its
test in the South Japan Marine
League. The winners will play the
Marines from the north Japan.
McGonegal, a 1953 Shaw gradu
ate has recently been promoted to
the rank of corporal. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mc
Gonegal, 14633 Savannah ave.
Superior Flag Grid
Players Host To
All League Players
Superior, winners in the 1954
flag football league, was host to
the six other schools competing, at
a luncheon in the school. They as
sisted Miss Wilda Bayes, principal,
and faculty in serving the 114
players. Bob McGraw, Shaw High
football coach, presented the Su
perior captain, Steve Martis with
a football having the inscription
“Superior-Flag Football Champs—
Tom Meinhart, Grade School
physical education director, and
Louis S. Chulich, 7th grade foot
ball coach were also guests.
Jim North, Y Physical Director
talked about the league and the
All-Star game and hte champion
team coach, Ray Vimborg dis
cussed his team.
Cleveland BroWns quarterback,
Otto Graham surprised the boys
when he told them they had better
get used to going to school for the
rest of their lives. He explained
that the Browns have to study and
take tests regularly. He pointed
out that every boy should do his
own work. In the question-answer
period the boys asked Graham
everything from how he gives
signals to how much he makes as
a player. Otto gave out auto
graphs as the boys lined up at the
close of the party.
Motorists, Pedestrians! No Accidents Next Wednesday, Safe Driving Day
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warning to all East Clevelanders
from these traffic safety officials
as the East Cleveland Police De
partment’s Traffic Division, East
Cleveland Safety Council and the
Safety Committee of Kiwanis join
forces in support of President
Eisenhower’s S-D Day, Wednes
day, December 15th.
T. Kirby, James P. Sullivan, Dr.
Charles Vath and Paul T. Evans.
“Team work is promoting safety
in East Cleveland,” declares
Chairman Kregenow, “and with
the co-operation of every motorist,
every pedestrian, East Cleveland’s
excellent record can be made even
“The time to make your car
winter-safe is before the accident”
states Chief of Police H. S. Weaver
as he reminds all drivers that
President Eisenhower has declared
December 15th—next Wednesday—
as Safe Driving Day. “Let’s be
ready and m^ike S-D Day a death
less, accident free day and then
try to continue it.
On the 1953 S-D Day, Decem
ber 16th, East Cleveland had two
reported traffic accidents. That is
about our average, comparing the
1953 figures when the five winter
months, November through March
reported 424 accidents compared
to 330 up to December of this year.
Pedestrians, too, come in for a
warning from Chief Weaver.
“Don’t jaywalk. Be careful to cross
at and within the regular cross
walk. Even with the “green,” keep
an eye on motorists making left
Observe Centenary
Of First Catholic
Chapel In District
Archbishop Edward F. Hoban of
ficially closed the Marian Year for
The Cleveland diocese ednesday at
Immaculate Conception Church,
4129 Superior ave., with a solemn
pontifical high mass at 10:15 a. m.
According to Rev. Leonard V.
Wheatley, pastor, the parish is also
commemorating the 100th anni
versary of the dogma of the Im
maculate Conception, the centenary
of the erection of the first Catholic
chapel in the district, the Oth an
niversary of hte establishment of
the parish, and the golden jubilee
of the church consecration.
Sunday, December 12th will be
homecoming day for all former
parishioners. The program begins
with solemn mass at 10:30 a. m.,
followed by a dinner to be served
throughout the afternoon in the
parish hall. Old-time talent will
entertain from 5 to 6 o’clock.
In charge of the reunion ar
rangements is Mrs. Gertrude
D’Arcy Vleck, assisted by Mrs.
Edward C. Schmidt and Mrs. Peter
Powell. Members of the commit
tee include Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Adams, 16127 Terrace rd. Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur F. Beukeman, 14805
Elm ave. Joseph B. Corrigan,
2372 Noble rd. Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward A. Coleman, 14802 Elm ave.
Dr. James J. Deering, 1816 Noble
rd. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. and Mary
Darmody, 1259 Melbourne An
thiny J. Friel, 1823 Farmington
ave. and* Loretta and Mary Mc
Carthy, 1164 Melbourne.
Blythin Speaker
On Tuesday, December 14th the
Windermere Methodist Men’s Club
will present as their speaker the
Hon. Edward Blythin, judge of
the Court of Common Pleas. His
subject will be the question: “Am
I My Brother’s Keeper?”
This is the annual Ladies* Night
Reservations may be made with
the church office. Persons who
cannot attend the dinner will be
welcome to come for the talk at
7:45 p. m. in Fellowship Hall.
Transfer Chapman East
Former East Cleveland YMCA
secretary Eric Chapman who has
been serving in Hollywood for
several years, is the newly ap
pointed General Secretary of the
Toledo (Ohio) Y. Mr. Chapman is
also a former president of East
Cleveland Kiwanis.
Shaw Musicians Close
Busy Yule Schedule
In Wednesday Concert
The student musicians of Shaw
High School are already busily
telling our town: “The Christmas
season is no longer just around
the corner—it’s here!”
The night before last—Tuesday,
the 7th—the Shaw Octet sang
Yuletide music by Mel Torme and
others for a Circle Group meeting
at Windermere Methodist Church.
Wednesday they entertained the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon professional
fraternity at Case Institute of
Technology. Tonight the full Shaw
Choir of 80 voices is singing at the
foot of Sterling Lindner Davis’
famous Christmas tree downtown
at seven o’clock—the traditional
carols, interspersed with classical
and religious songs by Bach and
Zoning Board
Says ’No" On
Used Car Lot
Adhering to their policy to
restrict used car lots in F^st
Cleveland, new car dealers,
Board of Zoning Appeals, mee..ag
jointly with the Board of Build
ing Code Appeals Tuesday, De
cember 7th rejected the request
for the locating of a used car lot
at 13908 Euclid ave. The appeal
was presented by John Folcarelli
who stated he is in the process
of renting the property w'ith the
possibility of purchasing it in the
near future.
Subject to several changes re
quired by the boards, they ap
proved the appeal of the Beverly
Terrace Development Co. to add
20 basement suites to two apart
ment structures to be erected at
13715 Terrace rd., the northeast
corner of Terrace at Forest Hills
blvd. The two units will then com
prise 91 suites. Architect Maxwell
H. White, when asked, said con
struction would start as soon as
possible. The suites will include
one and two bedrooms, some with
and some without dinettes.
Approved were:
Appeal of Standard Oil Co. for
improvements at its station at
Euclid and Hovyer aves.
Appeal of Young Men’s Chris
tian Association to erect a new
building on the present site of
the East Cleveland YMCA hold
ings, 1819 Lee rd.
Appeal of Mr. and Mrs. Alex
ander F. Bums, 13517 Beaumont
ave., to care for two foster chil
Continued were:
Appeals of Michael Volpe to
convert dwelling at 1897 Penrose
ave. into a two-family dwelling.
The matter of stairway is to be
On the suggestion of the board,
the Cigarette Service Company
and the Standard Glove Company
withdrew its appeal to make alter
ations of an existing unused four
car one-story garage on its prem
ises at 13200 Woodworth ave.
They may re-file the application
to include a listing in general, of
merchandise handled. Also, it was
stated that the occupancy by the
glove company has not been auth
orized by the Board of Zoning
other masters. Miss Marjery
PO. 1-3378
Shields directs these groups.
But this is only the beginning.
Next Sunday the 12th, the Octet
sings for East Cleveland Lions
Club Christmas party, and on the
following day, Monday, the 13th,
the Choir once again journeys
downtown—this time for two per
formances: in the gaily-lighted
Public Square at 5:30 p. m. and
on Halle’s mezzanine at 7:00.
Meanwhile, three other groups
are rehearsing at Shaw for the
big Christmas musical season cli
max. The Orchestra, under the
baton of Music Director S. Robert
Fraser, and a special Brass Choir
will join with Miss Shields’ Choir,
Octet, and Girls’ Glee Club in this
happiest and fullest of all local
Yuletide shoves, the annual Christ
mas program, to be presented free
to the public in Shaw Auditorium
at 8:15 Wednesday, December 15.
As if all this were not enough,
the combined groups of the Music
Department will repeat this en
tire program at a school assembly
on the afternoon of the last day
before vacation, Friday, Decem
ber 17th.
The combined Christmas pro
gram illustrates best the wide
variety of musical offerings pre
sented by the local musicians.
Contemporary numbers include
Christiansen’s adaptation of
“Beautiful Savior”, with Barbara
Earley as soloist Martin Shaw’s
“Fanfare for Christmas” “Carol
Ye” by Wilson Mel Torme’s
“Christmas Song” Simeone’s
“‘Twas the Night Before Christ
mas”, and novelty numbers such
as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rein
deer”, “Santa Claus Is Cornin’ To
Town”, “Jingle Bells” and “Winter
Carols and folk songs to be
heard are “Carol of the Bells”,
“Deck the Halls,” “Westminster
Carol,” “The First Noel,” and
“Silent Night.” Classical numVf”s
include the Waltz of The Flov i-s
from Tschaikowsky’s “Nutcracker
Suite”, played by the Shaw Or
chestra Bach’s “Blessing, Glory
and Wisdom”, sung by the Choir
and the tops of them all, Handel’s
Hallelujah Chorus from “The
Messiah”, sung and played as a
finale by all groups, including
Shaw’s musical alumni who have
been joining in increasing num
bers in this traditional event in
recent years.
A recent shift in plans has en
abled Miss Shields to turn the
direction of the Girls’ Glee Club
for this performance over to Mr.
Melvin Amoff, a senior music stu
dent at Western Reserve, who is
at present a practice teacher at
Christmas Musical At
St James Sunday
A Christmas Musicals will be
presented on Sunday evening, De
cember 12th from 7:30 to 8:30 at
St. James Lutheran Church, 1424
Hayden ave. Fred Waring’s “Song
of Christmas” will be sung by the
High School and Senior Choirs,
directed by Mildred Hobzek. There
will be several numbers by the
Junior Choir, under the direction
of Helen Richards and Christmas
songs by the Pastor’s Cherub Choir.
Friends of St. James are most wel
Present Freedom Shrine
One of the many Freedom Shrines being set up throughout the
United States by Exchange International, was presented on Tuesday
to Shaw High School. The 28 fi aed history nr document*
in the life of the nation from the L~Jaration of In^^^dence to the
United Nations charter will be on display at the school.
Shown is East Cleveland Exchange Club President Jack Smith
presenting one of the documents to the school at an assembly on the
anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Day, P’'•ember 7th. Accepting the
gift is Wayne C. Blough, Shaw High Sch—. principal
Cha*. Kastilahn is Freedom Shrine Chairman. v,
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