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4101 EUCLID AVENUE EAST CLE\ ELAND, OHIO Mail Addresses Business: 814 East 152nd Street Phone: Glenville 1-4383 News: 14600 Euclid Avenue Apt. 302 Six Groups I Share Talent Show Fund For the benefit of the young people who gave of their talents, and the hundreds of persons who purchased tickets to make for another successful annual Talent Show, the show committee is mak ing a report of proceeds distribu tion. All proceeds were earmarked for a service in which youth is concerned. Purchased were: stage curtains for the auditorium at W. H. Kirk Jr. High School where the shows are given a duplicating machine for the Hard of Hearing classes at Chambers School an automatic record player for the YWCA cen ter two safety films for use by all elementary schools in the city and $100 in tools for the YMCA Craft Shop. Also one more something quite different. Three club mem bers went to John Hay High School where they distributed gifts to the 43 DP boys and girls, aged 13-15 years, who are trying hard to become American citizens. The trio report a gay time as they joined in the carol singing, listened with amazement as the pupils used the English language, and thrilled to the joy which was theirs in the happy faces of these new Amer icans. IvriTOTTOvTOTinnrrrrTisi THIS ‘N’ i THAT In East Cleveland There are two things of interest in the following reprint from Con tact, published for its members by First Presbyterian Church. It pays due tribute to one of our citizens whose services often include a com munity assist.. .and ... it defines a church secretary, clearly and definitely and recognizes the lor .often “taken for granted”—post. 1934-1954 “On December 15th, 1934, Miss Ruth E. Colbey came to this church to be the secretary. She came on a tentative basis for part time only. She has stayed with us in a per manent position on a full time basis —at times, over full. “The office of secretary in a c^irch is difficult to describe. W^re is nothing like it in any other field of business. It is in a class by itself. It might be said that church secretaries are born, not made. The office is limitless in its scope myriad in its duties, exacting in its responsibilities im perative in its requirement of good work and good* will. “It is unnecessary to say that Miss Colbey meets the requirements of the office in this church in full measure. We express our appre ciation of her services and congra tulate ourselves that she has been our church secretary for these twenty years.”—Contact. A sincere “thank you” to all you good folks who, in the midst of your own busy holiday prepara tions found time to rush your news items for an earlier deadline. Your splendid co-operation made it pos sible to handle even more news than usual in the fewer hours be tween editions, and brought to the readers those many interesting items. Thanks, a million. While preparing the 1954 re view (elsewhere in this issue) there came to mind the many hap py associations and experiences which newsgathering on a subur ban weekly brings the meet ing of so many fine people that otherwise we could sp easily have missed knowing. Always we feel the community spirit which hinds this community in a common de sire to make of East Cleveland the best possible place to live. We hope to make our part of 1955 worthy of this spirit. What to do with those beautiful Christmas cards. It's really a problem. We are almost inclined to follow the pattern of the man who returns them every ten years ... or like a coterie of eight girls who have kept the same birthday box going the rounds year after year as the different gifts were sent on their way. The open winter weather has added to the joy of-night cruising to enjoy the more than usual love ly outdoor displays. It all adds so much to the Christmas spirit. Chief of Police H. S. Weaver reminds:1 Drive carefully, especi ally New Year’s Eve. A Happy New Year to you all. E.C.B. Christmas Babies Two East Cleveland December babies will celebrate their birth days on Christmas Day. But two dads have a happier outlook, at least for this year, since it will mean an added exemption worth of savings on their 1954 tax in come payment. A boy was born in Euclid-Glen ville Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Albert McElwain, 14280 Coit rd. It was also a boy for Mr. and Mrs. William Combs, 14629 Strath more ave. at Huron Road Hospital. It s Camera Fans Day In Wonderland At Nela Sunday Camera fan of Northern Ohio will have a chance to “shoot” Santa Claus next Sunday. General Electric’s spectacular outdoor Christmas lighting display at Nela Park will glow for two hours, from 4:30 to 6:30 p. m. on January 2nd, exclusively for the benefit of photographic enthusiasts. This year’s display “An Album of Christmas Songs,” will be closed to the motoring public at mid night on January 1st. This year’s “Camera1 Night” marks the third of its kind to be held at Nela Park for photographic fans. It is intended to provide an occasion, free of auto traffic, when they can take unobstructed expo sures of the nationally famous dis play. G. E. photographic experts will be on hand, and will distribute shooting instructions and provide other guidance to persons requir ing assistance. It is expected that approximately 400,000 persons will have viewed this year’s display, which consists of illuminated pictures depicting six Christmas songs. Most spec tacular scene, showing Santa a stride a huge “space ship,” is called “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Parking facilities for photo graphers are provided near the entrance to Nela Park’s display at the intersection of Nela ave. and Terrace rd. Presbytery Of Cleveland Meets In Two Sessions The Women’s Presbyterial So ciety of the Pesbytery of Cleveland is planning dual Mid-Winter meet ings, one for the East Side and one for the West Side. The East side meeting will be held, Monday, January 17th for the East side and Ashtabula dis trict, at the Forest Hill Presby terian Church, 3011 Monticello blvd., Cleveland Heights. Miss Varideen Vissche, Director of Religious Education of the For est Hill Church will conduct the morning worship service. The afternoon session will be opened with a devotional period led by the Rev. Yoder P. Leith, minister of the Forest Hill Church. Miss Mary Elizabeth Thompson, Director of Religious Education of the Church of the Covenant and the Rev. Robert Allred, minister of the Harris Memorial Presby terian Church in Ashtabula will be the speakers for the afternoon session. Both attended the Evan ston meetings this past summer and they will give their reactions as “The general visitor reflects on ‘Evanston’.” Reservations for the East Side meeting by January 12th to Mrs. E. S. Ray, BO 2-1257. The West Side and Akron por tion of the Presbytery will hold their meeting, Monday, January 10th, at Bosworth Presbyterian Church, 3631 Bosworth rd., Cleve land. Mrs. Russell Reeves of East Cleveland, president of the Society will preside at both meetings. Parish Is New But City Isn't Coming to East Cleveland to be pastor of First Friends Church do£s not mean coming to a strange city for Rev. James B. Tatsch. He is quite at home here since he re side on North Carlyon rd. while attending Cleveland Bible College and worked part time at the Miller Shoe store in the Euclid-Superior shopping center. He also is a graduate of Bald win-Wallace Col lege. Rev. Tatsch succeeds Rev. Amos Henry whose part time instructor ship at Cleveland Bible College has become a full time position. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Henderson, 1613 Elberon rd., a son, David Earl, December 11th. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bosch, 13618 Fifth ave., a daugh ter, Joyce Lynne, December 12th. East Cleveland YMCA Building Gets Go Sign January Resident ptopetlY New Bus Extends Rapid: No. 28 Express Slated To Terminate At Green Rd. The Wright Brothers were ex perimenting with-a ship that would travel through the air when Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Dorr now of 15994 Neladale ave. were married. They observed their golden wed ding with their first flight: Miami to Havana. —1954— For 30 years a physical education instructor in the East Cleveland Schools prior to his retirement, in 1951 Joe Gardiner died suddenly at his home, 963 Brunswick rd., aged 63 years. —1954— Mrs. William Lumley, known to hundreds of servicemen in Korea, is the Woman of the Week on Bob Hope’s broadcast. Since the first days of the Korean War, Mrs. Lumley collected and sent thous ands of copies of pocket sized books to units stationed there. —1954— New filters are being installed at Shaw High pool. Later in the year other extensive repairs were made. (The day may be near when something beside repairs must be considered—and done). —1954— Rev. Urban E. Gerhart is trans ferred from St. William’s Parish, Euclid, to St. Philomena’s. —1954— Death came suddently to Mrs. Annette C. Russell, 76, for 25 years an employee of the city’s water department prior to retire ment. —1954— Sports are given a lift as the Church Basketball League is re vived after many years’ lapse. Two leagues, one for the 19 years old and under, and one for the “age unlimited” are organized by the Windermere Methodist, Church of the Cross, First Presbyterian and East Cleveland Baptist men, under sponsorship of the YMCA. —1954— Upon suggestion of the Student Council an Honor Study Hall is begun. (Reports indicate it is proving successful.) —1954— Twenty years after he took his first after-college job, with G. E., Roy L. Johnson returns as man ager of its finance department. —1954— As the 1954 Mothers’ March be gins, Chairman Stanton Addams reports all but four of the 1953 captains return to duty. The same vice chairmen and co-chairmen are also marching. —1954— Membership in Sigma Xi, hon orary scientific research society of America, is bestowed on Arthur Eastman, physicist at Nela Park Lighting Institute and resident of 926 Brunswick rd. —1954— Coming all the way from Cali fornia, former East Clevelanders Mr. and Mrs. Chalkraft celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with members of their family and long time friends here. —1954— January elections brought new duties to Frank Thornton as High Twelve president. Clarence E. Rauch as head of Kiwanis, Howard W. Edwards in the Cuyahoga Fu- East Cleveland Leader Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP in Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal In Euclid New Regulation For IgX* Houses Minus Basement It’s Worst Water Break In Years 1954 Happening fa (jleahed 'Jrw City Water Department has to up its expenditures to meet a $25 rent increase and a $30 added maintenance charge each month. The department occupies heated, lighted, telephone service quarters in city hall building it’s all a matter of bookkeeping for this de partment, which is self sustaining. —1954— The name on the plate on the desk of the city engineer is changed. The new one reads “Malcolm S. Douglas” who came to the post with a wealth of train ing and experience. He succeeds Dr. Sholto Spears resigned, who enters in a new kind of assign ment, superintendent*of Doctor’s Hospital. —1954— February Coming along in February are more installation ceremonies. This time Edward Paul becomes prexy of the East Cleveland Business Association. —1954— The city buys a 9.6 acre tract on Shaw ave. north of the Nickel Plate Railroad for $49,625. Slated for playground use, plans for de velopment are not announced. —1954— Something new is offered through the East Cleveland Schools. The board of education approves an insurance plan cover ing employees 'and teachers enroute to, while in, and returning from school. —1954— Getting an early start on chil dren’s behaviour problems, Cham bers-Mayfair Pre -Mothers talk over the subject with Juvenile Court officials. —1954— Capping Day for 38 Freshmen at Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing. —1954— Study pays off as John D. Wil lert and Ellen Jean Price of Shaw place in the first ten among 1600 seniors in the county who took the General Scholastic Test. —1954— A fall at work proved fatal to Orazio Albino, 56, of 1285 Bender ave., a construction worker. —1954— Rev. John W. Grohne resigns as pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church to accept a call to Third Church, Louisville, Ky. —1954— Thirty-one years as a letter carrier brings retirement to Maur ice H. Chappell, 1715 Elsinore ave. He served the Hayden, Doan, Bardwell, Third to Sixth ave. dis trict route. A. T. Kennedy, 13708 Graham concludes 88 years’ serv 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed Volume No. 18—Issue No. 52 East Cleveland, Ohio 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed Thursday, December 30, 1954 And Coach 50'*’ £1 ,n Janudfy As the time for new resolutions nears, it’s a good thing to take a quick backward look, to review those events whose shadows will stretch out into the new year, the headlines above, and the snapshot briefs to follow give a fair picture of the week to week life in this suburban community of 42,000 people. All in all, 1954 was a good year. neral Directors’ Association, J. J. Smith in Exchange and Phil Slater in the East Cleveland Rod and Gun Club. —1954— Cited for meritorious service as a legal officer, 45th Inf. Division, Korea, brought the Bronze Star Medal to First Lieut. Wm. Line han, 876 Selwyn rd. —1954— Evelyn Welniak, Nancy Strug gles, Virginia Rose and Diana Reynard, Shaw High students, are chosen to play in the All-Ohio High School Symphony orchestra concert in Columbus. —19o4— To broaden the use of Shaw Pool, the board of education adopts a new rental policy for church and other local groups. —1954— Court Goodwill Independent Or der of Foresters honors Mrs. Lucy C. Laurence, 1277 East 135th st. for 50 years service as its financial secretary. Also honored is Mrs Bessie Finch, R. N., 1338 Elwood rd. and Albert Hall, a messenger, 1295 East 133rd st. for 25 years’ service at University Hospitals. —1954— March George R. Canning, 1877 Sheldon st. is named supply officer for the Cuyahoga County Civil Defense crganization by its director, John K. Pokorny. —1954— Long active in the Phillips Ave nue Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Russel Reeves takes on new and larger duties as president of the Woman’s Presbyterial Society of Greater Cleveland. —19o4— Believe it or not, the East Cleve land traffic division gives out coming books. The deal with safe ty under the story title “Tommy Gets The Keys”. —1954— Former East Clevelanders, Mrs. Pat Grady is the victim of a traffic accident at Coral Gables, Florida. -1954- After 28 years of service with the Anti-Tuberculosis League, dur ing which time she organized and directed to a most important serv ice the suburban X-ray program, Mrs. L. C. Tefft resigned. The Tefts, residents of 13408 Lambert rd. are on their ranch in Wyoming for an indefinite stay. —1954— City Officials decide to make Annual Clean-up Week the kick-off for a year’s long concerted effort to clean-up and keep our town a neater one. (Litter, the greatest aggravation, is still with us.) —1954— The old Windermere shed is fin ally razed by CTS as Rapid Tran sit plans reach the action stage. —1954— Dean of Greater Cleveland beau ticians, Mrs. Myrle Miller Stam- a? o ss OuT e ’®eM, fire$ Due To ... Carelessness Says ***i»J4*’« Department Chief 7^ 0$ "The Cast CleJelahd ice with Eat^n Manufacturing Co., axle division. —1954— s a n ■R tr cu 3 3 S rS Picnic Tickets /0/l' 2s ieajer berger rounds out 38 years—and continues to glamorize miladies. —1954— April The churches come into spe cial note this month. The first church blood bank is set up by the Church of the Nazarene with Mrs. Kenneth Keene, Mrs. Paul May nard, Mrs. Dwight Maynard, and Mrs. Grady Penny as the donor. The donor list and two clearing house committee. (There are 20 names on the donor list and two members have been served from their blood card bank.) —1954 1 Phillips Avenue Presbyterian Church calls Rev. Roscoe J. Varble of Maderia, Ohio as its pastor. —1954— Out of the ashes of their de stroyed church home eight years ago, Windermere Methodist Church completes its new stately sanctu ary and dedicates it this month. —1954 Ralph C. Wagner, supervisor of Community Relations for the Gen eral Electric Lamp Division at Nela Park, takes over the chair manship of the East Cleveland Y share in the city wide YMCA building campaign. (The goal was topped and, instead of waiting four to five years as was originally announced, the East Cleveland Y will be built this coming year.) —1954— Shaw and Kirk musical students again come home from county con tests with shining colors. —1954— Bob Cawrse, top grid coach and assistant principal at Shaw re turns to his home town as princi pal—Rocky River High. —1954— New theatre group enters the local scene. It’s the Lyric Theatre Guild. First production “The Chocolate Soldier”. (Coming up in the spring is “The Three Mus keteers”). —1954— John, the barber, is back in his old home neighborhood, Shaw Hayden. Folks are welcoming their friend, neighbor and barber, John Catapone who started there in 1914, stayed 30 years, left now returns. —1954— The C. J. Carters of 1728 Coit rd. observe their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Carter taught at Shaw for 49 years (and this year returned to help out when he was needed in the physics department.) —1954— Miss Florence Rice, for 33 years at Prospect School, succumbes to a heart attack. —1954— Franklyn Long is named presi dent of the Auxiliary Police. The group is made of volunteer CD men of World War II days, and they function at Shaw Field, and other places on call. —1954— 370 boys turn out for Little League and Pony League play. The Pony League for its first year and Little League for its second. —1954— Chambers School pupils past and president, and other friends join (Continued on Page Six) Mothers March Meeting A meeting of all workers in the coming Mothers March for polio funds is called by Chair man Stanton Addams. It will be held, as usual in the auditorium of Shaw High School on Wed nesday, January 12th at 2 p. m. This will be the instruction ses sion for the march on January 19th. A Community Resolution For Everyone With the dawning of a new year will come many resolutions as folks decide to make a determined effort toward a particular goal. The East Cleveland Leader would like to offer as an added resolution to one dealing with Our Town. It is My Pledge to East Cleveland submitted months ago by the East Cleveland Community Council. A pledge of good citizen ship, written by Mrs. Chas. A. Carran, Miss Wilda Bayes and Dr. Howard M. Wells upon request of the Council. It would make a fine addition to any and all resolutions for 1955. The pledges reads: East Cleveland is my home city. I pledge myself to do my part to make it a pleasant, healthy, at tractive and friendly city. I shall maintain the good appear ance of my property. I shall help in keeping the street and sidewalks clean. I shall observe civic regulations. I shall assist in ways that I deem best the organizations and interests that promote what is called “the common good.” I shall speak well of my fellow citizens. I shall aim to conduct myself that they may speak well of me as a fellow-citizen. I shall make use of the public ad vantages of the city as one hold ing a public trust, things to be used and never abused. As a resident of East Cleveland I shall conduct myself so that my fellow-citizens will be proud of me and together we shall be proud of the city we call our home. Classes In First Aid Start Soon Arrangements have been com pleted for three Civilian Defense First Aid groups to begin instruc tions shortly after the first of the year, announced Clarence Rauch, chairman of the First Aid Commit tee sponsored by East Cleveland Kiwanis. The classes now completing at Chambers school will begin their advanced work after the holidays and at the same time a new be ginners class, to meet evenings will be offered. Further informa tion on this class will be announced. Qualified instructors from the East Cleveland Fire Department will take over the classes for the 42 members of the East Cleveland Police Department. Those who have had CD aid instruction will take refresher courses, and the younger members in service will take the basic First Aid instruction. To Sing Lead KM* BMk & ^3 '*&■< 4 4' $4 There will be excitement aplenty for Nancy Magnusson, Northwest ern University sophomere as she sings the lead in the presentation of Puccini’s “Merry Widow” on the campus February 18th. Nancy, a graduate of Shaw, will not only be using the script marked by the composer for Edith Mason when she sang the part, but is going to have the opportunity of going over the script with Miss Mason in her home at Evanston. Another feature will come in the second act when the young musie student dons the gowns worn by Lottie Lehmann when, as a lead, she sang the lilting melodies in this ever popular light opera. Nancy begins rehearsals when she returns to school following holiday visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Magnusson, 14209 Orinoco ave. A, CALL NEWS to PO. 1-3378 Slight Cut In Over-All '54 Tax Here Despite a proposed increase in the county’s share of the 1954 tax rate to be paid early in 1955, cuts in the school’s tentative rate and the state’s (Soldier Bonus) rate still keep the 1954 tax bill down to $28.30 for the overall East Cleveland rate. It was $28.60 previously. The East Cleveland City Com mission Tuesday evening accepted the $7.60 rate for the city’s share of the total, this being the same rate as was in effect the previous year. The indicated reduction in the school rate is due to a 10c drop in operating costs and a reduced debt payment equalling 30c. A breakdown of the $28.30 ten tative total is as follows: County$ 3.40 $ 3.60 Schools 17.30 16.90 City 7.60 7.60 State .30 .20 $28.60 $28.30 Joins Windermere Methodist Staff 7'^$ 1 I 'li •4 Mrs. Hulda M. Phipps, who be comes a member of the Winder mere Methodist Church staff as of January 1st, has served in the Adult Division of the National Methodist Headquarters, and in the Youth Department of the In ternational Council of Religious Education, with headquarters in Chicago. Mrs. Phipps’ undergraduate work as done at the University of Chicago and Northwestern Uni versity graduating from the School of Speech at Northwestern University. Her studies in the ology, toward a Bachelor of Di vinity degree, were at Garrett Biblical Institute, at Evanston, as were her graduate studies in the field of Religious Education. Following two years as edi torial secretary at the Christian Century, in Chicago, Mrs. Phipps joined the Larger Parish Plan under the auspices of The White Temple staff in Miami, Florida. Later she accepted the position of Minister of Education at the First Methodist Church, in Evanston, Ill., which included part-time responsibility on the Personnel Staff of Northwestern University, student counselling, and some teaching work. During her first two years as a resident of Cleveland, Mrs. Phipps taught courses in Curriculum, Supervision, and Materials and Methods of Religious Education at Schauffler College. The last nine years have been spent as full-time member of Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights staff, as Director of Religious Education. Why Burn Those Papers, Magazines What do you do with the papers and magazines that colleet in most every household Do you save them for the Boy Scouts, your Church or your school ... or do you just dump them into the rub bish to end up in the city incin erator 1 While paper may not be so val uable, there are agencies willing to haul it away for what they can get out of it, so why waste it 7 How about geting it together, with those other articles about the house you’ve been intending to give away and call the Salvation Army, UT. 1-2625 St. Vincerit DePaul So ciety, EX. 1-9655, or the Goodwill Industries, HE. 1-8300 or what ever other agency you prefer. Clearing out the paper is also a safety measure. It won’t be wasted, and you’ll get rid of that other old stuff, as well. Master Ser—ant and Mrs. Mel vin Burkhart, spent Christmas with Mrs. Burkhardt’s home folks in Brookfield, Ohio.