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Mail Addresses
814 East 152nd Street
Phone. Glenville 1-4383
14600 Euclid Avenue
Apt. 302
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
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
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
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
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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
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.
LA'Vi LLtVZ/uANU, 0.
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
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
saving of the price of two full
admissions, for the thrifty fan who
buys his tickets early rather than
“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
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
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
Volume No. 14—Issue No. 48 East Cleveland. Ohio 13,750 Circulation Guaranteed
—By Bruce Holderbaum
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
“It is suggested that boys and
girls begin now saving their money
and be given opportunities to do
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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
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director of trips to Niagara Falls,
Cook Forest, Washington and
Mammoth Caves. He also directed
leagues in basketball, softball and
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
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
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.'
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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
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
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
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.
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
$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
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
The Junior Varsity squads
open the double bill program at
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.
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
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
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
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
The Four Steps—Al Alexander,
Larry Hartland, Fred Parsh, Tom
Piano Solo—Judy Collova.
Corps De Ballet—From the
Studio of Markell and Lonregan:
Kathleen Londregan, Patricia
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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
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.,
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
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.

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