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Business: 814 East 152nd Street Phone. Glenville 1-4383 News: 14600 Euclid Avenue Apt. 302 Defensive Driver Need For SD Day The first day of December will be observed throughout the nation as S-D Day. That's the “Safe Driving” day when every com munity in the United States in cluding East Cleveland will do its best to go 24 hours without a traffic death. The East Cleveland Kiwanis Club Safety Committee under the Chairmanship of Ernest M. (Kreg) Kregenow and committee members William “Bill” Kirby, Roy Nolff, Albert “A” Dey, J. F. “Ted” Helmericks, and Nelson Knapp are cooperating with Chief Weaver in the promotion of Safe-Driving Day. Chairman Kregenow points out that S-D Day Campaign com mences on Monday, November 21th, 1955 and extends thru and includ- ing Sunday, December 11th, 1955. Chief Weaver expresses his deep appreciation to the East Cleveland Kiwanis Club and the members of the Traffic Safety Committee for their help in planning for this S-D Day Campaign. The support of every citizen of East Cleveland in reducing acci dents not only on S-D Day but throughout the entire year and into 1956 is urged by chairman Kregenow. The Kiwanis Club is aiding the Traffic Department of the East Cleveland Police Department in the preparation, securing and dis tribution of S-D Day material. When asked what each driver could do to help keep S-D Day, accident free, Chief of Police, H. S. Weaver said, “A safe driver drives defensively. Now, the average car owner may never have heard of defensive driving, but it is a well known term to professional driv ers who rack up thousand of miles of accident-free driving each year. “The defensive driver” explains Chief Weaver, “acts as though he is always under attack. His ‘enemies’ ary. careless motorists, careless pedestrians and unsafe traffic conditions. The defensive driver makes allowance for all these highway culprits. He avoids accidents by anticipating and al lowing for the hazard created by the unsafe acts of others and by adverse traffic and weather con ditions.” Chief Weaver asked every driver in East Cleveland to check him self to see whether he is driving defensively. The defensive driver can answer “yes” to all the follow ing questions: 1. Do you drive so that you are never surprised by the actions of other motorists or pedestrians? 2. At intersections do you make sure no one is approaching from (Please Turn to Page 2) mro oirTTTnnrTrirTrimnrox i THIS I i I I THAT In East Cleveland Congratulations to Jim North. Jim is probably one of the best known young men about town, as far as several hundred young boys and their mothers are concerned. He is the fellow who has directed East Cleveland YMCA’s sports, travel and camping program for the past four years in a manner which attracted the attention of the “higher-ups”. Consequently he is stepping into the secretary post at the West Shore Branch. While East Cleveland regrets losing Mr. North, all wish him success in his larger field of Christian service to youth. And please remember it’s spelled C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s. In its letter to parents explain ing the proposed Camp experi ences for sixth graders, the school board suggests the children help earn the $20 needed for the week’s cost. With from now to October next in which to accumulate the sum, this should not be too hard to do. Many calls come to City Hall, “May we burn the leaves.” Yes, property owners may bum leaves on their own property within safe distances from buildings. They can be burned, a small quantity at a time, on streets, except those with asphalt topping. Asphalt paving doesn’t withstand the heat and is more easily damaged. An expert claims the best way is to spread the leaves in a thin line along the curb and burn ... no smoke little danger from fire. A gardener suggests making a compost heap. There you have it. p. S. Make certain your neigh bor’s wash is not on the line. 14101 EVGLID AVENUE LA'Vi LLtVZ/uANU, 0. IllW Liimi IIIEI For First Time Shaw High Offers A Season Ticket For Basketball Games For the first time, tickets for Shaw High School’s entire home basketball season are being offered to East Cleveland cage followers at cut-rate prices. Tickets for the seven Shaw home appearances, all of them double headers, are being sold for the price of five single admissions. Here is the way this giant econo my-size bargain works, according to Robert P. Louis, faculty athletic manager. Single admissions are sixty cents for adults, and thirty cents for junior and senior high school students but all seven tickets may now be purchased in a block for only $3.00 or $1.50, re spectively. This works out to a Two Events Mark Golden Wedding Two events are being planned by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barth of 1838 Wellesley ave. in observance of th^’r golden wedding anniver sary. The first is an Open House, xx ov ember 20th from four to seven o’clock. The second is a family affair on Tuesday, November 22nd, the actual wedding date when a F’y. fi• s i golden wedding mass will be held in St. Philomena’s Church at 9 a. m. followed by a dinner. The Barths have been East Clevelanders since their marriage in St. Francis Church fifty years ago. Mrs. Barth is the former Pauline Meister. They have three daughters, Mrs. Walter Hoag of Lyndhurst, Mrs. A. H. Fromhold of Eugene, Ore., and Mrs. Joseph T. Fitzsimmons of Los Altos, Cal., all of whom will be here. Mrs. Fitzsimmons is flying and Mr?. Fromhold is traveling by train. Of the five grandchildren only Walter and Carol Hoag will be present with their parents. One member of the wedding party will recall the event of that day. He is Mr. Christopher Meister of Cleveland who was the groom’s best man. Mr. Barth, for 33 years has been associated with the Vail Shutter Awning Co. WkatA being UNION Thanksgiving services Thanksgiving Eve at First Presby terian Church at 8 o’clock. The Rev. Robert Secrist, pastor of Cal vary Lutheran Church will preach the sermon. CARD PARTY tonight, Shaw PTA sponsored in the Shaw Cafe teria at 8. All welcome. OPEN HOUSE at the Presby terian Furlough Homes, Lee rd., Sunday afternoon, November 20th. TALENT SHOW at Kirk Audi torium, Friday, November 18th. Curtain 8:15 p. m. ECBA Social meeting Tuesday, November 22nd, American Legion Hall, Euclid at Coit rd. Coat Cleveland. Ohio TAKES ME TO SHAW GYMNASIUM ON FRIDAYS TO SEE BASKETBALL saving of the price of two full admissions, for the thrifty fan who buys his tickets early rather than often. “But this isn’t all,” Mr. Louis adds. “Grade children will be ad mitted free with adults, as they were last year.” This popular policy, aimed at building an interest in the hard wood sport early in a child’s life, proved so attractive last winter that it is being repeated this year, with mothers just as welcome to try it as fathers. Collinwood’s Railroaders inaugu rate the basketball season at the “Ideal Gym” on Shaw ave., with a junior varsity—varsity double bill on Wednesday evening, November 23rd—Thanksgiving Eve. The pre liminary game will start at 7:00, and the varsity contest will get under way about 8:30. Shaw’s five Lake Erie League foes will each be met twice during the Winter, once here and once away. The home L. E. L. schedule follows: Heights, December 9th, Euclid, January 6th, Lakewood, January 20th, Parma, February 3rd, Shaker, February 17th. In addition, a gala holiday pro gram has been planned for Alumni Night, December 28th. The Varsity takes on two opponents that eve ning, Toledo Waite and Shaw’s alumni and a dance will follow the games. “Iron men” eagers who may have seen action in both games would be excused for sitting out a few dances. Those who have watched the tall sport at Shaw’s New Gymnasium, know what a shining, bright place it is. School authorities are hoping for around a thousand takers, grown-ups and teen-agers included, of the attractive block-ticket bar gain for the full set of games. Especially, they point out, this would be helpful after that long football season down at Shaw Sta dium, when touchdowns weren’t the only thing that rained down on the heads of the local lads. “If the slender football receipts won’t carry the rest of the school’s sports,” they point out, “it’s up to basketball to do it!” The advance sale office for tickets is on the second floor of the Shaw Technical building. The phone number is the School Board’s number, GL. 1-1750. Postmen Ring Twice Tuesday The letter carriers of the Greater Cleveland area walk their routes once every working day. And a long walk it is. But on November 22nd, after their long regular walk is ever, the letter carirers, under the leadership of Nelson E. Sunder meier. President of Branch No. 40, National Association of Letter Carirers, and Campaign Chairman of this year’s Muscu lar Dystrophy drive, will turn around and rewalk their routes. They will be collecting from each household envelopes which have been mailed to every house and apartment in the 32 postal sones of the Greater Cleveland area. They will be tired, these letter carriers, but they will be walking for those who cannot walk for themselves the thousands of muscular dystrophy victims who sre doomed to wheel chairs and premature death, un less medical research can come np with the answer to this mysterious muscle destroying disease that is slowly crippling and killing more than 200.0M American.^ most of them children, Volume No. 14—Issue No. 48 East Cleveland. Ohio 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed —By Bruce Holderbaum wwy East Cleveland Leader Published In Conjunction with The SCOOP In Northeast Cleveland and The News-Journal In Euclid School Board Camp Plan Is Up To Parents An entirely new venture in the educational program of the East Cleveland Public Schools is being presented to the parents of Sixth Grade boys and girls. It is week’s camping next October. Its adoption depends entirely on the response of the parents who are being sent a letter explaining the program. Should the program be accepted, it is required to have an early deci sion to make the needed reserva tions. A two-week’s time is under consideration with a week for each of two groups. It will be appreciated if the blank at the bottom of the letter be filled in and returned by De cember 1st. The letter sets forth: “The camp under consideration is the River Road Y.M.C.A. Camp lo cated off Chardon Road about 20 minutes from East Cleveland. This camp has been “winterized” for late fall and spring camping and is equipped with heating facilities and is well staffed for our purposes. “Some of the Sixth Grade teach ers will accompany the group from each school to camp and a few teachers will remain at school to care for those who do not go to camp. The time being considered for this program is the first two weeks in October next fall. The approximate cost will be $20.00 a week and children will go only one of the weekly periods. We have kept the cost ad low as possible but it is necessary to have ade quate facilities, staff and stand ards. “It is suggested that boys and girls begin now saving their money and be given opportunities to do (Please Turn to Page 2) Jim North To Be Secretary At West Shore Appointment of James W. North as West Shore Community Secre tary of the West Shore Branch Y.M.C.A. was announced this week by E. V. Rasmussen, General Sec retary of the Greater Cleveland Y.M.C.A. North succeeds Robert V. Taylor who vacated the post in August. He entered on business duties this week. North’s Y career dates from 1951 when he joined the East Cleveland Y-Staff as Physical Director. North’s responsibilities soon in creased to include direction of day and residence camp and he became hr I Taking a longing beautiful first prize act in the Kiwanis k" HW kX* ten -A A ,.X 3 V & v V xvi 'Wyx & 3- director of trips to Niagara Falls, Cook Forest, Washington and Mammoth Caves. He also directed leagues in basketball, softball and bowling. Under his leadership, East Cleve land Y-boys took first place honors in Ohio-West Virginia Area ath letic competition for three succes sive years beginning in 1953. Mr. North, originally from Youngstown, was graduated with honors as a Physical Education ma .or at Kent State University in 1950. Previously he had spent 18 months in the Navy, stationed at Saipan in the Mariannas. He and his wife Janet and their daughter, Marilyn Leigh are resid ing in Colonial Heights where they have purchased a home. Until a successor to Mr. North has been appointed, Executive Sec retary W. V. Cumler announces that the program will continue with the assistance of temporary aides. George Dion, long a Y member and volunteer, will take over the Saturday morning gym classes. Jack Rowan and Dick West, also longtime volunters, will supervise the Caledonia, Mayfair, Superior Gray-Y program. The Monday and Wednesday Y boys and men’s gym classes will be in charge of Marty Prendergast of Euclid. Mr. Cumler will take over the responsibility of the baseball leagues, which include the two Church Leagues, the Sr. Industrial and the Exchange Class league. look at the for the top 1955 Talent Show are Alyce D. Billington, 1861 Shaw ave., Jane Ruuska, 14627 Elm ave., and Jane Carole Ries, 1360 Hampton rd. Alyce will accompany Jane and Carole as they sing “Sisters” from the movie ‘White Christmas” in their act at the big Talent Show Friday evening at Kirk Auditorium. All sang in the Ensemble at Kirk Jr. High and are continuing their singing at Shaw High. The Shaw football season has ended but these lovely majorettes of Shaw High Band are in the midst of their busiest week. The climax will come Saturday after noon when they will be featured with the Western Reserve Univer sity Band at the traditional Case Reserve classic at Clarke Field. This event will conclude their ap pearances for the present season. Reading left to right are: Doris Eicher, Joyce English, Jill Hud«L son, Sue Nick, Bev Martin, Sandy Andrews, all dressed up in their new uniforms, which include capes.. The uniforms were provided from the fast moving uniform fund drive sponsored by~ the pace-setting Kiwanians. Last Monday the girls presented a routine for the East Cleveland Kiwanis club luncheon. The entire Shaw football team was also pre sent for this affair. Friday tomorrow night the stellar majorettes will be one of the acts on the Kiwanis Talent Show to be presented at Kirk Junior High School. Mrs. L. H. Jones On Library Board Appointment of Mrs. Lewis H. Jones, 1025 Nelaview rd. to the board of trustees of the East Cleve land Public Library is announced. Mrs. Jones will fill out the unex pired term of Mrs. Norman Hein indinger whose family has moved to Chagrin Falls. Mrs. Jones has been serving on the committee for the new branch library being built on Caledonia ave. She is a past president of Caledonia PTA, and has served as secretary of East Cleveland PTA Council and is service chairman of the Caledonia Neighborhood Girl Scouts. This year, with her hus band, they are vice presidents of Kirk Jr. High PTA. Prior to her marriage she taught French and Spanish at the Major Work Center, Cleveland Public Schools and later taught at the Demonstration School, Western Re serve University.' ‘fis First Charge '*7 4 A?- 1 XF. ^0^ Following a week’s attendance at the Missionary School in Elyria, the Rev. Paul A. Schenck is leav ing for Sidney, Montana to estab lish a churth there. Rev. Schenck was ordained last Sunday at the Hayden Avenue Baptist Church. He is being accompanied by his wife, the former Bernadette Coon of Erie, Pa. Vie For Honors At Kiwanis Talent Show Li PAI ts I IV Here are the answers to many of the questions asked: 1—All any eligible young lady has to do to enter the Miss East Cleveland contest is to obtain an entry blank from a nearby automobile dealer showroom, fill it out, and submit it with a picture of herself to The Leader on or before Decem ber 5th. Don’t submit expensive photographs, for they will not be returned. 2— The young lady selected as Miss East Cleveland will receive a course of training from a cap able choreographer, and a queen’s wardroble of evening gown, shoes and other appurten ances. Her expenses will be paid both prior to and during the Show, and she will receive a cash gift at the close of the Sho/-. Elmer Lanzer Succumbs To Lingering Illness For 30 years operator of a retail meat store in East Cleveland, Elmer Lanzer, 64, died Monday in Polyclinic Hospital. Services were held today at 2 p. m. and burial was made in Lake view Cemetery. Mr. Lanzer opened his meat bus iness at 14748 Euclid ave. in 1922 and operated it until three years ago when poor health forced his re tirement. However, he would come to the shop to greet old customers whenever he was able to do so. He was a member of Faith Evan gelical and Reformed Church, Forest Hill Masonic- Lodge and Al Sirat Grotto. Their home is at 3400 Thorne rd., where he followed his hobby of flower gardening. He is survived by his wife, Lucy. DAV Plan Post Thanksgiving Dance Western Reserve Chapter 127 of Disabled American Veterans is holding their Sixth Annual Dance on Friday, November 25th at Slovenian National Homo Hall, 6409 St. Clair ave. Dancing will be from 8 p. m. until 12 p. m. to the music of Johnny Pecon’s orchestra/ Money raised will be used to aid hospitalized disabled veterans. Tickets available at door. Thursday. November 17, 1955 & hi 9 Here Are Answers To Major Questions In City Auto Show Queen Contest Questions about the contest to select a queen, who will represent the community in the 1956 Cleve land Automobile Show, have flooded the East Cleveland Leader as well as the Automobile Show head quarters since the announcement one week ago. The Leader, will ac cept entries from its entire circula tion area. i 3—Miss East Cleveland will partici pate in the exciting stage revue, which will be offered as a part of the Automobile Show each afternoon and evening Jan uary 21st through January 29th. To be eligible for the contest the young lady must be not less than 16 nor more than 30 years of age, weigh not less than 110 nor more than 130 pounds, be not less than five feet two inches nor more than five feet seven inches tall, and be an unmarried non-professional. The contest is being conducted by this newspaper in cooperation with the Show Committee of the Cleve land Automobile Dealers* Associa tion. $90 Is Huge Milk Rice UNICEF Order Pennies, nickles, dimes and quar ters added up to $90.00 which the boys and girls of the East Cleve land Baptist Church collected for children living In Asia, or South America or Africa. This UNICEF Hallowe’en project received whole hearted co-operation from the Police Department, which gave added protection to the streets canvassed, the neighbors who made the boys and girls feel welcome and gave so generously, and the various groups and departments of the Church. A little arithmetic indicates that if all of this money is spent for milk and rice UNICEF can pro vide 29,700 glasses of milk, and 9,000 bowls of rice! Thank you, to everyone who helped! Shaw Cagers Host To Collinwood Next Wednesday Although football season is still around, most of Greater Cleveland’s school boy athletes have turned to indoor sports with basketball about to enter the picture. Locally Shaw and Collinwood renew an old rivalry when both teams clash in an independent game in the Cardinal’s Field House on Wednesday, November 23rd. The Junior Varsity squads open the double bill program at 1p.m. At this early date neither Coach Grant Kibbel of Shaw or Joe Lesko were set with a var sity line-up. A few changes may occur in the next two weeks as many of the boys iron out the football bumps and bruises. CALL NEWS to PO. 1-3378 22 Music Song, Skit Dance Acts The curtain at Kirk Audit ’um will go up at 8 o’clock tom ow night Friday, November 1' li on 22 top acts as East Cleveland sents its sixth annual Talent Luuw. This year’s produr11*n again in cludes the best ai___ieur talent available in the East Cleveland School District. The performers, i up to 19 years are lending t..ur entertainment skills to bring to the community one of its out standing annual events. Dr. Ray Erickson, club presi dent, and Dr. Louis Edwards, 1955 show chairman join in urging at tendance at the show. Tickets can he purchased from any member of the Kiwanis Club or at the box office Friday evening. Ken Vermillion and his commit tee have selected the participants. There are 87 of them, all with talent. The winners will be given trophies and every entrant will receive a certificate of participa tion. Two special features on tul year’s show were announced toc_, by Mr. Edwards, first, the Kirk orchestra will be in the pit. Sec ondly, the finale will be a skit by East Cleveland Kiwanians. It was not disclosed who the actual par ticipants will be but the club is loaded with talent and this should be one of the highlights of the production. The skit is being di rected by members William E. Dearth and Lee L. Winfield. The program, for which the Rev. J. Franklyn McHendry will be master of ceremonies is as fol lows: ACT I Shaw High cheer leaders—Lil Barbey, June Rauf man, Gay Set tevendemie, Judy Simons, Lynn Taylor, Jackie CipitL Two Pianos—Betsy Kromer and Betty Glazer. Choreography by Helene Helene Simon. Impersonations—■But Eleonin. The Happy Haystackers (from Prospect School)—Ian Schmidt, Patty Meyer, Louise Howel), Deb by Wachter. Tom Owen, Bob Miller, Annbelle Towner, Ann Schultz, George Remley, Betty Hughey, Ray Benjamin, Judy Maxwell, Penny McNown, Kathy McCurdy, Terry Osborne, Allen Shoenberger, Bill Eagle, Charles Broz. Clarinet Solo—Anthony Leone. Man of Magic—Larry Hall. Hawaiian Dance Ardell Webster. The Four Steps—Al Alexander, Larry Hartland, Fred Parsh, Tom Wachter. Piano Solo—Judy Collova. Corps De Ballet—From the Studio of Markell and Lonregan: Kathleen Londregan, Patricia (Please Turn to Page 2) Mix Re-Elected As Civic Group Head At their annual election of offi cers held Monday evening, the Superior-Rozelle Property Owners Civic Association retained as presi dent for another year J. Durant Mix of 1279 Melbourne rd. Mr. Mix has headed the fast growing organiza tion since its founding two years ago. Elected to complete the official body were: Al Mastro, 12901 Eu clid ave., vice president Mrs. Mary C. Schuman, 1195 Rozelle ave., treasurer Mr. R. R. McGuire, 1757 Hower ave., secretary and Mr. Julius Stem, 1060 Carlyon rd., registrar. Made up of property owners in the Superior Rozelle neighbor hoods, and to the west and north, the organization has quietly, but effectively taken a front place in the city in the way of property improvement and the fostering of community interests, not to men tion the result which comes when folks jr»* know one ano*u~r b~^er. Meet js are held s.^.nd Monday of the month at Superior School. Interested visitors are al ways welcome as are new mem bers. Coffee Ums Ready After Morning Church Again offering the ““Tortunity for getting better acqu^ ted, two churches in the city announce the resumption of Coffee Hours follow ing the morning worship hour. The practice, pastors report, have proved most beneficial, especially for new members of a congregation. Announced are Coffee Hours ■gain in the Fireplace room. First Presbyterian church, and the upper Church House of East Cleveland Congregational Church. Each church has two morning worship hours, and the coffee urna will be ready following the second or 11:00 a. m. service.