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HcT CLEVELAND LIBRARY, *101 EUCLID AVENUE ULBVELAR Mail Addresses Business: 814 East 152nd Street Phone: GLenville 1-4383 News: 14600 Euclid Avenue Apt. 302 Following a pattern inaugu rated last year, concert-goers will again enjoy a unique idea at this pop concert. The event this year is named a POP CORN-CERT. Patrons will be given programs, as usual, when they enter the auditorium. However, the switch on this is that the program will be print ed on a pop-corn box that is filled with pop-corn. The audi ence is invited to enjoy eating their pop-corn as they listen to the music. It may be remembered that at last year’s affair the audi ence were seated at tables on the gym floor and were served refreshments during the con cert. The Rhythm-Teens present a 40-minute program of show music in a bright mood. THIS N’ THAT In East Cleveland Boy, did the city sidewalks get cleared in a hurry following Chief of Police Weaver’s utlima tion: “Clear or else.” Shows what can be done under pres sure, but why the need of ultimatums. Citizenship respon sibility should do the trick whether it be clearing walks, or doing any thing that makes for a better community. The year is young. How about a concerted effort for a More Beautiful East Cleveland in 1959? Four hundred citizens have received a letter from the Mu nicipal Court Jury Commission for possible jury duty. Here is a plaee to definitely stand back of all the talking we do about good government in this town. The city’s street crew carted away 68 huge truck loads of snow from the main streets and intersections last Sunday. The job goes on day by day but less traffic on the Sabbath speeds the task. Speaking of school superinten dents, East Cleveland Public Schools in their 66 years have had but two superintendents. Must be a record of some kind. UP is the word, ft’s up for gas, water, telephone, electricity. Means pulling in that household belt another notch for many a family. In answer to many inquiries: There will not be an Open House at the new City Hall now. City Manager Chas. A. Carran ex plains that this observance will be held when all renovations in the old building are completed. However, citizens are welcome to drop in and see the new sec tion within a few weeks. As yet, but few of the offices are in use. With several recent fires due to defective wiring it might well be money in the bank, even a tragedy averted, to have an expert do the necessary check ing in your home or place of business. By the way the Shaw Rhythm Teens are making their only public appearance (with full program) at Shaw High Audi torium Sunday, January 24th at four o’clock. Plan to be there to enjoy this excellent organiza tion. Our Litter Comment for the Week:—Our best wishes to Ro zelle students as they open their own anti-litter campaign. Read all about it in column. Adults Maybe a little them. 0, O. Pop-Corn-Cert Is Shaw Musicians Mid-Winter Event The Shaw High Band and Rhythm, flash, and comic ef the Shaw Rhythm Teens will fects are their routine. There present their annual Mid-Win- are 16 singers and 17 instru ter Concert in the school’s au- mentalists in the black and red ditorium, Sunday afternoon, plaid uniformed unit. Directed January 25th at 4:00 o’clock. by S. Robert Fraser and Mar- the Six Sixes seem hopeless, child can lead —E.C.B. gery Shields, they will provide the “fastest 40 minutes” that can be experienced as they em ulate the styles of Fred War ing and Lawrence Welk. The always popular scarlet uniformed Shaw Band provides the first half of the concert. Following the marching season the band has been busy adjust ing their sounds to a concert hall volume. This will be put to the test as they imitate the sounds of a giant pipe organ in Bach’s composition “Prelude and Fugue in Minor.” Three exciting marches will be includ ed on the program. One of these will feature the three new herald trumpets, first intro duced at a football game this fall. The people of the area will have their opportunity to see and hear the well-known Shaw Rhythm-Teens in their only public appearance scheduled for this school year. They pre sented a small segment of their show in connection with the Kiwanis Talent Show in Nov ember, but other than thatfKline, Linda Parker, Ruthe their many appearances have been, and will be, for private organizations. A novelty number, “Hey, Pe dro,” will be directed by the bands and drum major, Bill Howells. Howells graduates from Shaw this month. Other members of the Jan uary graduating class appear ing on the program are Doug Yaxley, and Betsy Bayless. Tickets for the POP-CORN CERT, Sunday, January 25th at 4 p. m. are priced at 75c. Elementary school pupils are admitted for 25c. Shaw Honors 26 Students With N.H. Membership Twenty-six Shaw High School students elected to membership in the National Honor Society, were accepted into the Shaw Chapter in an induction cere mony on January 8th. Four members of the Society spoke on the qualifications for membership. Scholarship, Lea dership, Character and Service were outlined by Lewis Jones, Lynne Alexander, Linda Parker and Mark Griffiths, respective ly- In his speech, Mr. Walter K. Bailey, President of the Warner & Swasey Co., stressed the ne cessity of advanced education for everyone, whether acquired through a college education or self-education. Mr. George Todd, a member of the Shaw faculty, was in charge of the ceremony. A re ception was held afterwards for the members, guests, and faculty advisors. The new members of the Shaw Chapter, National Honor Society are: Class of January, 1959: Jonathan Carter, Myron Faver ftian, Vernon Mechtensimer, Nancy Molnar, Elizabeth Salter, Dolores Somich, Ruthe Yaxley. Class of June, 1959: Bar bara Albrecht, Paula Cannavino, Donna Dailey, Kenneth Eppich, William Forsythe, Beverly Hupp, Irene Hutter, Linda Mc Gaughey, Carol Parsh, Charles Powers, Nancy Shimits. Class of January, 1960: Madeline Alpiner, Marlene Hoff, Moore, Price, Shoe. Carole Masley, William Olson, Robert Spite, David David Bonnie Jury Commission Draw400 Names Some four hundred East Clevelanders will be visiting City Hall between now and January 27th. They are the men and women chosen by the Jury Commission as possible jurors to serve in the Munici pal Court this coming year. The prospective jurors will be interviewed by H. S. Weav er, chief of Police, and William Boise, clerk of the Civil Serv ice Commission and an assist ant to the City Manager. Named Jury Cpmmission clerk is Mrs. Esther W. Patch, clerk of the court. Those eligible will make up the official jury list. Exempt from jury duty un der the law are attorneys, clergymen, city employees, teachers, registered nurses, nuns, National Guardsmen, members of the medical pro fession, mothers of small chil dren, persons over 70 years of age, one-man business men, and persons who served as jur ors the previous year. Promotion For East Clevelander James W. Bates, 15908 Hazel rd., has been named an assistant treasurer in the main office of the loan administration depart ment of the Cleveland Trust Co. Mr. Bates has been the as sistant manager of the com pany’s Euclid-Ivanhoe branch. Announcement of the promo tion is made by George Gund, president. Mr, Bates, 30, has been with Cleveland Trust Co. for nine years beginning his duties in the credit department. He graduated from Kenyon lege in 1950. Barton And Fellows Head Commission Ralph H. Barton Mr. Barton, resident of 13134 Shaw ave. is the Assistant Au ditor of the Cleveland Trust Co. He has served on the Commis sion since 1955. Frank H. Fellow* Mr. Fellows is dean of the commission, having a six year service record. He is manager of the Chemical and Petroleum Division of the Bailey Meter Co. His home is at 3132 Alton rd., Colonial Heights. As for other business, it was all the usual first-of-the-year actions. Such as requesting the county treasurer for an advance payment of tax returns to as sure proper operation until the usual first payments are made enactment of legilation author izing the city to proceed with plans to make the necessary re pairs to curbs and sidewalks and the transfer from the Gen eral Fund to the Relief Fund of $12,00 to augment that serv ice. The Commission adopted the appropriation ordinance for 1959. It is the same as the al ready presented city manager’s estimate, calling for $1,378,240 to continue business as usual for this year. What A being Tonight at 8 Shaw PTA will hear a student panel with a faculty moderator discuss val ues. All welcome, Shaw High School. Aliens Register With few exceptions, all aliens in the United States must report their address government sometime during this month of January. to the of the John M. Lehmann United States Immigration and Naturalization Service announ ces that the forms for this pur pose are available at all post offices. Graduate 103 At Kirk Next Week At the annual 9A Class ex ercises to be held Wednesday, January 21st at 1:30 p. m. in W. H. Kirk Jr. High School auditorium, the school will pro mote 103 pupils to the Sopho more Class at Shaw High School.' was Col- The program opens with the Processional: “March in Major” (Purcell) by the or chestra, directed by Mr. Ken neth Williams. The Flag Sal ute will be led by the Flag Squad, directed by Miss Clara Wood. Kathleen Atchison, class president, will extend greet ings and the choir, under lead ership of Mrs. Ruth Honess, will sing, “America, Our Heri tage” (Helen Steeley), “O Lamb of God” (Kallinikoff Scott) and “No Man Is An Island” (arr. Roy Ringwald). Dr. L. L. Myers, the princi pal at Kirk will speak brief’y. It is a custom at Kirk for the 9As to present a gift to the school. This presentation will be made by Margaret Renton, retiring president of the Stu dent Council, and accepted by her successor, David Schuller. Since this is always a surprise, the nature of the gift is a class secret until Class Day. The Class Play this year is Donald Payton’s “The Decline and Fall of Wilbur’s Empire.” In the cast will be David Boy lan, Patricia Peckinpaugh, Kathleen Atchison, Shirley George, James LeCastre and Jay Lazar. Directing will be Mr. Albert Martin and his stage crew with Janice Spence as student director. offi- In the election of new :ers for the 1959 year, the City Commission Tuesday evening elected Ralph H. Barton as president and Frank H. Fellows as vice president. Following the singing of the Kirk Alma Mater by the Class and the recessional “March from Athalia” (F Mendel ssohn) class members and their parents will have a social hour. Class officers are: President, Kathleen Atchison Vice Pres ident, Sally Olson Secretary Patricia Peckinpaugh and Treasurer, Marcia Kruse. The 9A Home rooms teach ers have been Miss Clara Wood, Miss LaVerne Piper, Mr. Robert McGraw and Mr. C. H. Bing. The corresponding pres idents are: Kathleen Atchison, Mary Ann Wilson, Clarke Brassell and Bruce Stanek. Miss Mildred Owings is class sponsor. Reading Material Plus Films Aid Vacation Plans Persons looking around for vacation ideas will find sugges tions aplenty at the East Cleve land Public Library, help in two ways. First there are these delight ful travel films being shown weekly, with occasionally two programs in a week. Then there is the collection of travel books. Miss Sarah Miller, librarian, suggests that since now is the time to start thinking about va cation, it might be well to take in the travel films at 8:00 o’clock, but come early enough to allow time to look over the collection of travel books avail able. Next Thursday’s film pro gram will be presented by Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Tissot who will present colored slides on Glabier National Park on Thursday, January 22nd in the auditorium at 8:00 p. m. Mr. Tissot is an active mem ber of the Church of The Cross Camera Club and took his pic tures in the early part of last year. As are all library offerings, there is no charge. All are wel come. The library is at 14101 Euclid ave. Gun Club Plans A Pistol Match Plans are well underway for the ninth annual registered pistol match of the East Cleve land Rifle and Revolver Club. The event will be held on Feb ruary 14th and 15th, Saturday and Sunday, at Gray’s Armory, 1234 Bolivar ave. A program of the match and application blank is available from Mr. John Weedon, 1084 Greyton rd., Cleveland 12, Ohio. Any person who is a member of the National Rifle Associa tion may enter all or any phase of the 22 cal., center fire or .45 cat competition. East Cleveland Leader Published in Conjunction with The SCOOP in Northeast Cleveland and The Newsjournal in Euclid Volume No. 18—No. 3 Ea*t|Cleveland, Ohio 14.100 Circulation Guaranteed Thursday, January 15, 1959 .. .. ,i .i.i.i.iti hi I Shaw High 97 At Mid Lionel George Crocker, professor and chairman of the Department of English at Denison University will be the speaker at the mid year commencement exer cises of Shaw High Schoo] to be held Thursday, Janu ary 22nd at 8 o’clock in W. H. Kirk Auditorium. Dr. O. J. Korb, superintend ent will preside and the Rev. Thurman Akexander, minister of Windermere Methodist Church will give the invoca tion and pronounce the bene diction. Shaw High School orchestra will again play Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” as the 97 graduates -take their places, the girls wearing white robes and carrying red roses.a Shaw com mencement traditional. Dark blue robes are worn by the boys. Mr. Richard Gottron, newly elected president of the East Cleveland Board of Education will present the diplomas to the graduates, as they are pre sented by Wayne C. Blough, Shaw High principal. Special music will include a group of songs by the Shaw chorus qnder the direction of Miss Margery Shields. Includ ed are “Fan Fare” (Martin Shaw), “To Thee We Sing” (Arkangelsy. arr. Tellep), “Rocka My Soul” (a Spiritual arr. Noble Cain), and "The Lord Bless You and Keep You” (Peter Lutki). The March from “Athalia” by Mendelssohn will be played as the recessional. Dr. Crocker is chairman of the department of speech at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and served as president of the Speeeh Association of America in 1952. He has been on the association’s executive board since 1947. Author of several textbooks, including -“Public Speaking for College Students.” “Argumen tation and Debate.” “Oral Read i n “Effective Speaking,” “Business and Professional Speech,” and “Interpretative Speech.” From the time of the creation of the Central States Speech Journal, semi-annual publica tion of the speech group in that area since 1949, Dr. Crocker has been editor. For 11 years he was editor of The Speaker and executive secretary of Tau Kappa Alpha, national forensic honorary fraternity. Dr. Crocker holds three aca demic degrees from the Univer sity of Mighigan. He has taught there and at the University of Minnesota. In 1921-1922 he was on the faculty of Waseda Uni versity, Tokyo, Japan, and was professor of speech of the Floating University that took a seven months’ cruise around the world in 1926-27, visiting 40 countries and covering 40,000 miles. Since 1928 he has been in his present position at Deni son University. Square Dance Square Dance Party is on the agenda of the Auxiliary of East Cleveland Post 163 Ameri can Legion for January 24th. Tickets for the affair to be held in the Post Home, 15544 Euclid ave. may be had by calling Mrs. Richard Neil, KE. 1-0023, br at the door. EVERYTHING IS IN READINESS to begin construction of this beautiful contempo rary worship center and administration building at Christ the King Church, Noble and Terrace rds., as soon as weather permits. The present sanctuary will then be converted into a parish social hall and gymnasium. Graduates Semester Dr. Lionel G. Crocker Exchange Install New Officers At Dinner and Dance Installation of officers will mean a dinner dance date for members of East Cleveland Ex change Club and their ladies Saturday, January 17th at Smith’s Restaurant in Euclid. Mr, Donald Hunter, vice pres ident of Exchange of Ohio, member of the Parma club, will be the installing officer. To be installed are: J. J. Lo Russo, D.D., as president Bern ard Keister, a Certified Public Accountant with the Davidson Co.., as vice president Harry H. Hall, Beneficial Finance Co., manager, as second vice presi dent and Richard Watkins, D.D., as secretary Jack Weis of the East Cleveland Savings & Loan Co., Hayden ave. office, as treasurer. New members of the board of control are Stanley Webster. East Cleveland Director of Law Aubrey R, Bowles, Super intendent of Manufacturing, East 152nd st. G.E. plant and Marvin R. Frankel, with the American Hardware Mutual In surance Company. New members of this club are L. B. Bridenbaugh, Domestic Sales Engineer for the Atlantic Refining Company, and Stephen C. Bodnar, treasurer of Hender son-Hazel Corp. Open House On 90th Birthday Open house from 8 to 4 p. m. Sunday will be held at the home of Mrs. Jane Powell, 1500 East 204th st. At that time she will observe her 90th birthday. Mrs. Powell who boasts of 20 great-grandchildren was a long time resident of East Cleveland before moving into Euclid sev eral years ago. Relatives and friends from all over northeast Ohio are ex pected to by present to offer congratulations. Prior to the openhouse the sons and grandchildren of Mrs. Powell will take her out to dinner. During the openhouse a buf fet supper will be served. Mrs. Powell lives with one of her sons, William Powell. I Members of the Christ the King Church in East Cleveland are eagerly awaiting fair weather so they can see con struction begin on their new 1,300 seat parish and admini stration center. According to Msgr. Thomas V. Shannon, pastor, the new ed ifice will feature a contem porary style structure. It will fac* Noble rd. on the present church property at Terrace and Noble rd. Msgr. Shannon reports the church will be in red brick with limestone trim. It also will have an air conditioning,warm air heating system. As can be noted in the above drawing of the church, there will be a 14-foot statue of Christ the King above the main entrance. At the apex of the roof there will be a stone cross. A covered passage will con nect the parish administration center with the priest’s sacristy, adjacent to the baptistry. The interior, extensively deco rated with marble trim, will have a choir loft and vaulted ceiling above the nave and sanc tuary. It will be finished in a combination of accoustical plas ter and tile. The walls will be plaster with marble wainscoting along with a marble screen behind the main altar. The altars, as well as a shrine in the transept also will be made of marble. Two glass-inclosed rooms for mothers and small children will be at the balcony level. Also in the rear of the church will be a bride’s room and one for ushers. The structure will have a par tial basement which will serve as a meeting room and an as sembly hall for school children in preparing for processions. When the new building is completed, the present ground floor church will be converted into a parish social hall and gymnasium. Thomas F. Koehl is architect for the church and administra tion center. R. S. Ursprung Construction Co. is general con tractor. '■A Devoted Teacher Semester To Twiinty-Five One semester of teachine at Prospect Elementary School has stretched out to 25 years for Mrs. Ruth Neikard. She is re tiring with the close of this semester, January 23rd. A Sight Saving instructor who opened these classes at Taylor School on Noble rd. in the Cleveland Heights School District, in 1924, Mrs. Neikard had been a homemaker for ten years when the Sight Savings Division of the Ohio Depart ment of Education drafted her to start a similar class at Pros pect School. She said she would come for the semester, to get the class started. But her de votion to these boys and girls with 50% or less normal vision, proved strong bands, and year proved strong bands. Year af ter year she returned to teach dimly seeing world. Two years ago these classes were discontinued here, tuition pupils outnumbering local pu pils in the enrollment. Mrs. Neikard remained to make her resumed teaching a 25 year one. During all these years Mrs. Neikard has been active in her chosen field of service. She served a year as president of the Ohio Sight Saving Associa tion, and has been leader of this department in the North east Ohio Teachers Association several times. Akron Ecucator Named Head Of Local Schools Announcement was made today by Richard A. Gottron, president of the East Cleveland Board of Education of the appointment of Dr. Harold L. Nichols of Akron as superintendent of the East Cleveland Public Schools. He will succeed Dr. O. J. Korb who last July informed the board of his intention to conclude his administrative duties with the expiration of his present contract August 31st, 1959. Prior to going to Akron, Dr. Nichols was superintendent of schools in Mount Vernon for three years. With the close of the current school year Dr. Nichols will have completed four years as first assistant to the superin tendent of the Akron City Schools. The superintendent at Akron is Dr. Martin W. Essex, Dr. Harold L. Nichols formerly superintendent of the Lakewood city schools. Following i s graduation from Minerva (Ohio) High School in 1935, Nichols received his A.B. degree from Mount Union College ’39, his Master’s degree in 1947 and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1952, both of these from Ohio State University. He has furthered his education with classes at Kent State University, Ohio University and the University of Pittsburgh. His experience includes teach ing in high schools in Bergholz, Cadiz and Wintersville high schools where he also was Boys’ Advisor, and three years in West Jefferson as Executive Head of the schools. While working on his doctor ate at State, Nichols was as sociated with its Bureau of Educational Research. He made studies on public school building needs in 16 school districts and one on public education, this in Massilon. Dr. Nichols’ interest in the physical aspect of a school sys tem led him to the Annual School for Custodians held sum mers at Ohio State University. He first taught, then directed the school. He has been on the faculty of Stretches A Years Western Reserve University with summer work at Univer sity Hospitals. Her first teach ing was in the Cleveland School for the Blind. As classes conclude Mrs. Nei kard and her husband. Mr. Roy Neikard will be off for a few weeks* holiday in Florida, Mr. Neikard having arranged his vacation for this time. One thing being anticipated by Mrs. Neikard is time to do so many things that school teaching duties, plus homework, simply crowded out. For in stance, time to enjoy her grand children, time to enjoy hand crafts, time for reading, time for gardening, not to mention, time for real home-making. New Recordings The following records have been added to the collection at the East Cleveland Library. The library offers a pleasant music room in which to listen to your favorite recordings and all are welcome to use it. There are also available individual hear ing sets, if preferred. Instruments of the orchestra. Lesin, I., Spoken Russian Men delssohn-Bartholdy, F., Concer to in E minor, op. 64 Strauss, Richard, Dre Gesange Tchai kovsky, Petet I., String quartet No. 1, major, op. 11. Preparation for this special-1 A record on Instruments of ized instruction was gained at the orchestra” is also included. 1 CALL NEWS to 1 PO. 1-3378 summer schools at Michigan State University twice. In 1958T he served on Harvard Univer sity’s Advanced Administrative Institute and last November was Discussion Chairman of the Ohio School Boards Association annual meeting. In 1957 he was an instructor in Akron University. He is a member of the lead ing educational associations, locally, state and nationwide. Dr. Nicholas is also keenly interested in community affairs. He is a member of the Summit* County Crippled Children’s Society, Summit County Tuber culosis and Health Association has been division chairman in the Akron YMCA Capital Funds drive. While in Mt. Vernon he served as chairman of the Education Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He is president of the Akron Area Mt. Union College Alumni group a member of the Akron Downtown Kiwanis Club and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. From 1954 to 1957 he was a member of the Higher Educa tion Commission, a commission for the improvement of educa tion in Ohio. Dr. Nichols met his wife, the former Dorothy Harry of Al liance during their Mount Union college days. They have two children, Robert. 16, a high school junior, and Beth, 10, a fifth grader. ‘. Loan Company .' Appoints Ives I ph, Ft iW Alvah D. Ives has been ap- pointed assistant manager of the Hayden Office of East Cleveland Savings and Loan Company according to an an nouncement made by Robert C. Knox executive vice presiednt □f the company. Ives, who was formerly office manager of the S. B. Martin Company will assume his new duties immediately. In his new post he will be directly con cerned with all phases of the Hayden Office operations. A graduate of Shaw High School, Ives resides with his wife at 1266 East 146th st. $5,000 Fire Due To Bad Wiring Defective wiring in a sewing machine is given as the cause of an early morning fire'Tues day whieh did an estimated $5,000 damage to the home of Mrs. Katherine Guinta, 1644 Elberon ave. Mrs. Guinta is the widow of the late Rev. Henry C. Guinta, who was pastor of Church of the Holy City. Mrs. Guinta was ironing in an upstairs room when she smelled smoke. Searching for it, she found the cellar ablaze. She hurriedly aroused her roomers, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kish who fled to the home of his parents, at 1633 Elberon. She and her daughter spent the night with relatives. Mrs. Guinta makes custom draperies and use* several ma chines for this purpose.