Newspaper Page Text
CALI NEWS 1050 CIrculatfoD Guaranteed N THAT In East Cleveland SQUELCHING A RUMOR. That’s what Coach Don Drebus did at Shaw’s football banquet last Wednesday. Well, he didn’t exactly squelch the whisperings —he confirmed them. So now it can be told that Coach Dre bus and Miss Bonnie Rhode back, a swimming instructor at Shaw will be married in New Lexington, Ohio, Friday. This column wishes two of the nicest peapie on the edu cational scene the best of ev erything. AMONG CITY* MANAGER Charles A. Carran’s Christmas greetings was one sent in by Ben M. Hensley for the Oakhill property owners. It expressed appreciation to the city for cor recting the unsightly Oakhill Ravine and also the hope that the locality will eventually be come a beauty spot in the city. “Since we complained about the previous condition of the ravine,” Hensley stated, “we feel that it is only fitting to now offer our congratulations and our thanks for a good job well done.” DUE CREDIT should go to our local Judge Stanton Ad dams who is mainly responsible for a bill drawn up by the state liquor department which would give municipalities more say in the controlling of liquor spots in their respective ties. communi- could be and more Actually the bill very much simplified to Judge Addam’s liking if it was shortened and read in ef fect that the Department of e Liquor Control shall issue re tail permits only in compliance with the zoning ordinance of the municipal corporation— PERIOD! All the other verbiage is superfluous. NEW TO US. Today, the pine tree is a center of our holiday festivities. Topped with a star, and glittering with lights and ornaments, it is a part of the beauty of the Christmas sea son. How did the pine tree come to play such an important part in the observance of this joy ous period We have come across many versions of how this came about and herewith present a new but still fascinating legend. This tale comes down to us from the early days of Chris tianity in England. One of those helping to spread Christ ianity among the druids was a monk named Wilfred (later Saint Wilfred). One day, sur rounded by a group of his con verts, ha struck down a huge Oak tree, which in the Druid re ligion was an object of worship. As the Oak tree fell to the earth, it split into four pieces, and from its center there grew a young Fir tree, pointing a green spire toward the sky. The crowd gazed in amazement. Wilfred let his axe drop, and turned to speak, “This little tree shall be your Holy Tree tonight. It is the wood of peace, for your houses are built of the Fir. It is the sign of an endless life,for its leaves are evergreen. See how it points to ward the heavens. Let thisfc be called the tree of the Christ Child. Gather about it, not in the wilderness, but in your homes. There it will be surrounded with loving gifts and rites of kindness.” And to this day, that is why the Fir Tree is one of our love liest symbols of Christmaa. SPOILSPORT. Sure enough, we no sooner mention that there hasn’t been a tavern in this city cited for a liquor vio lation when such an incident happens. It was a bartender in a Hayden Avenue spot that was cited for selling to an intoxi cated person. He was fined $25 dollars by Judge Addams and now will have to answer to the Ohio Board of Liquor Con trol. BULB SN ATCHERS. We thought bulb snatchers were characters in TV commercials only. Now a report comes from Mrs. Elizabeth Legan, Police Chief Weaver’s secretary, that there are some Christmas light pilferers lose in the city. For shame on such scoundrels, y OF COURSE we would be amiss if we did not conclude by wishing everyone In East Qeve land a very Merry Christmas. Gene Hersh ./ .... .7 ■7 V ... •,.■•7 '7 7,7. 7 ,7' 7 ,5 Li- *7( W ~fke CkrUtniaA gifts in their adoration. Mr. Apthorp has been a mem ber of the YMCA Board for the past 29 years where his record of service includes many phases of YMCA work but his most coveted services have been as a financial advisor and an enthusiastic backer of the youth work being carried on by the YMCA. He also has a long and il lustrious record in other phases of public service. He entered the armed forces in 1943 as a maj or and upon his separation in 1945, he held the rank of Lt. i Colonel. He saw service in Eng- \r? 7, On that night many years ago, as white stars glittered and angels’ voices rang out triumphantly to proclaim his coming, there was born unto mankind, a Saviour. Humble shepherds, gathered in the fields tending their flocks, heard the message and came in haste to visit the babe lying in a manger, and they were filled with joy. Far to the East, the Wise Men saw the great Star of Bethlehem and they followed it to where the Young Child was, bringing rare and precious Across the ages, the ever-wonderful star) o} the birth of Christ inspires mankind with a feeling of new hope. Today, in the spirit of the Holy Season, it is for us to rededicate ourselves to His teachings and humbly pray that the ideal of brotherhood will light the way to a lasting peace in this troubled world. Let us rejoice in the true meaning of Christinas with sincere reverence and harken to the words of the angel, ''Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Grant Apthorp Gets YMCA Service Award EK Ml HONORED BY YMCA. East Cleveland Finance Director Grant Apthorp is shown receiving the local YMCA's annual Service To Youth Plaque from Dr. L. L. Meyers. Watching the proceedings are Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Homer Alexander. The Annual YMCA Board of, land, Africa, and France. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Managers Christmas Dinner which took place recently was highlightled by the awarding to Grant T. Apthorp the third Annual “Service *to Youth” Plaque. •4 9 7^ A ■■■tux ■. French Croix de Guerre. His service with the City of East Cleveland began in 1923 as an assistant city engineer. In 1934, he was appointed Dir ector of Finance and in 1949 he assumed the additional duty of Vice City Manager. Mr. Apthorp was responsible for setting up the Civil Defense program in East Cleveland. He is the Vice President of the Ohio Municipal League and the past president of the Municipal Finance Officers of Ohio. A special guest at the affair was Mr. Carl Apthorp, father of Grant Apthorp, and the first and only honorary member of the East Cleveland 'YMCA Board,. A East Cleveland 1 V'i •7-,*’ i 4 tte Sail CWrdand Uad«r. Th. SCOOP end BucBd 1(ews-Journal Attention Shaw Alumni! This year’s alumni encoun ter will be held Friday, Dee. 30th, at Shaw gym. All alumni who have grad uated in the past four or five years are welcome to play in this game. Workouts will be held Mon day, Dec. 26th, Wednesday, Dec. 28th, and Thursday, Dec. 29th from 9 to 12 a. m. The alumni game will pre cede the Varsity game with Brush on the 30th. Any alumni wishing details, see or call Coach Tom Meinhardt at Shaw. Mrs. Holmes Is March Of Dimes Head Mrs. Norman Holmes of 1851 Wadena st. has been named chairman of the 1961 New March of Dimes Mothers’ March in East Cleveland, Area 34. Mrs. Holmes has been a chairman for the Mothers' March since the Marches were instituted. She is a member of the College of Regents of the Loyal Order of Moose, Col linwood Chapter 677, which has once again adopted the Mothers' March for the New March of Dimes as their an nual project. Mrs. Holmes is also nator for U. .. "'i ». Volume No. 19—No. 51 East Cleveland, Ohio By Mall $5.00 Per Year Thursday, December 22, 1960 The Senior Choir will sing as the anthem “Sing Gloria” Remick and “Today There Ringing” by Christiansen the offertory. Mrs. Roscoe Varble and Mrs. Herman Graham, jr., will be hostesses for the day. The Crossroaders, a study group, will meet Friday at 8 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson L. Irving, 1196 East 125th st. coordi March. ‘?'7-7 the Mothers* Paul W. Broer ing this a most successful ven-| ture,” he said. Backing up Broer’s enthusi asm was the ECBA 1961 vice president Robert A. Henderson. “As far as the ECBA is con cerner,” he said, “East Cleve land residents can look forward to a bang-up celebration.” Broer and Henderson have been in business in this city for a combined total of 65 years. Broer operates Paul’s Rest aurant on Hayden ave., a place that has been serving the com munity for 30 years while Hen derson with his father Fred runs Henderson Plumbing, a firm that has been in business here for more than 35 years. Both Public Officials As the top officials oi the ECBA, Broer and Henderson are unique in that it is the first time in the 25-year history of the group that public offi vials gained high offices. Broer has been a city com missioner for the past seven years, while Henderson is com pleting his fourth year as a member of the school board. Both plan to meet with Jos eph Eckel of the Community Council to formulate plans for the celebration next year. According to Eckel, who the past several months has been ... The greatest story ever told will be related once again as churches throughout the city herald the true meaning of Christmas—the birth of Christ. The traditional candlelight carol service will be held at 11 p. m. Christmas Eve. at the Phillips Avenue Unit ed Presbyterian Church, East 125th st., at Phillips ave. “A Savior is Bom at Bethle-[ hem” will be the sermon topic. Mr. Paul Hodge will sing the offertory solo. Following the service the United Presbyterian Youth Group will lead members of the congregation as they go carol ing in the neighborhood. Re freshments will be served when the carolers return to the church. The Sacrament of Baptism of infants will be a part of the Christmas Day worship service which will begin at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Herman O. Graham, Jr., the assistant pastor, will preach a sermon entitled “The Gospel of Christmas.” officers of the are: Mr. Wil president Mr. Newly elected Men of Phillips son L. Irving, William H. Roberts, vice pres- Give Advertisers Complete Coverage to Northeast Greater Cleveland dliri^bna^ Gkurck ident Mr. Richard McLarin, secretary and Mr. Henry Hill, treasurer. Ladies Giuld Meeting Features Dramatization The December meeting of the St. Philomena Guild will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 8 p.m. It will be a Chrictmas party. The special feature of this meeting will be a dramatization of The Shepherd’s Story. This will be accompanied by the singing of Christmas hymns by the eighth grade girls choir under the direction of Sister Rosalia. Later in the program the choir will sing three Christ mas novelty numbers. 'Mrs. Wrank Vogeler is Pro gram Chairman. Refreshments will be served. by is as J. 0. Services Planned For Those With Small Children There will be two services of worship on Christmas Eve at Trinity Evangelical Unit ed Church, Hayden and Alder aves. The early service, at 7:30 p.m. will be provided for fam ilies with small children and (Continued on page 4) ECBA, Community Council To Spark City Celebration Joseph A. Eckel The city’s 50th anniversary celebration is the top priority task confronting The East Cleveland Business Association and the Community Council. 1 Paul W. Broer, newly elected president of the ECBA announced today he will consider the half of century observance as the main item on the agenda for his group for 1961. “We will cooperate fully with the Community Council and all civic groups and organizations in mak working on the eveftt, it will start Friday, May 26th and end on Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30th. Will Honor City Manager Among the events planned are a testimonial to City Man ager Charles A. Carran, histori cal show, a pageant by pupils in all of the schools and open house in all city and municipal buildings. Amongst the firms in East Cleveland, General Electric has been in the forefront in offer ing industrial facilities. Othdr groups that Eckel re ported have being anxious to participate are churches which are planning a combined wor ship, boy scout and girl scout troops in the community and veterans groups. The American Legion Post 163 and the Veterans of For eign Wars post 1500 plan to sponsor a huge Memorial Day program in honor of the city’s birthday as well as for their regular observance. Eckel stated that shortly af ter the first of the year a meeting will be called by he Commuuity Council for all civ ic groups and organizations in the city in order to expedite plans for the celebration. ,4 4? Leader cut &rfk Of tJk c. NATIVITY SCENE. An The Shaw High basketball team will travel tomorrow night (Thursday) to Massillon to face the Tigers in an attempt to get back on the winning trail. The Massillon quintet this year, aft er two successful seasons, are having a rough time getting started, as they have dropped decisions to Parma, Elyria, and Canton Lincoln, but as typical of all Massillon teams are pos sessed with a lot and desire. of hustle the Tigers Wally An- Outstanding for thus far have been derson, a 6 ft. 3 inch forward who possesses a fine jump shot and has great rebounding abili ty, and guard Dave Null, a fine back court passer and set shot. The Tigers are coached this year by Nick Vrotsos, who is in his first year at the helm., Tuesday, Dec. 27th, Shaw will return home to face Youngs town Boardman in a non-league encounter. This will be the first meeting between these two clubs and Youngstown is re ported to have one of their biggest teams in history. They also have five lettermen back from last season. Suffer Another Loss Last Friday the Cardinals suffered their second straight league loss, losing in an over time thriller at Heights 62-59. The Cardinals started out first and had a 22-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but suddenly went cold and could not hit with any consistency the remainder of the game. ,* The regulation game ended 55-55 with Shaw failing to score on the last shot of the game. In the overtime, Shaw scored first on backhand shot .by Gint Valaitis, but Heights came right back to tie the score and (Continued on page 2) X’ ’■-IS erviceA Total Tax Rate Here Is Lowest Of County Cities No one ilkes tax bills, but when your community has the lowest rate of any city in the county it is worth mentioning. It also is of interest to com- Korb Center ft Open To Shaw Alumni Dec. 29 ALUMNI DEC. 29th The lounge area in the Korb Student Center across from Shaw High School will be open the evening pare East Cleveland's low tax rate with other municipalities. The East Cleveland school district must be given due cre dit for its contribution in mak ing this community’s tax rate the lowest of the 22 cities in Cuyahoga County. Schoolwise, this city is second lowest in taxes being only high er than Cleveland. Here is the school tax pic ture: SCHOOL DISTRICTS Mayfield Heights 29.70 South Euclid 29 Lyndhurst 29.20 Shaker Heights 28.70 Cleveland Heights 28.20 Bay Village 28.20 University Heights 28.20 Maple Heights 27.50 Garfield Heights 27.10 Parma 27.00 Parma Heights 27.00 Fairview Park 26.70 Rocky River 26.40 Berea 26.00 Lakewood 24.87 Bedford 23.90 North Olmsted 23.10 Westlake 22.90 Euclid 19.90 Brooklyn 19.20 East Cleveland 18.60 Cleveland 16.60 of for Thursday, Dec. 29th Shaw alumni, beginning 8:30. Shawmen Travel To Massillon While there are seven cities with a lower municipal tax rate than East Cleveland, in comparison with most of our neighbors, we’re in good shape. Here is how the city tax rates stand: MUNICIPALITIES Cleveland Lakewood Maple Heights Berea Bay Village Rocky River Parma Euclid South Euclid Bedford Brooklyn Fairview Park Parma Heights---- North Olmsted East Cleveland Cleveland Heights Westlake University Heights Mayfield Heights Garfield Heights Shaker Heights--- Lyndhurst Korb Pool Closes Friday The Korb Center Pool will be closed this Friday and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3rd at which time the following eve ning program will be followed: Monday evenings 8:30-9:30 —Adult learn to swim classes Tuesday evenings 8:30-10 Adult recreational swimming. Thursday evening 7:30-9 Open Pool all ages. Saturday afternoon 1-3 Open pool. ft BUSINESS and NEWS MAIL 814 East 152nd St Cleveland 10 7 impressive sight in front of Ursaline Academy is this scene depicting the birth of Christ. It was erected by the Windermere Lodge Knights of Columbus. ccuiour Sgt. Bidelman Wins Traffic Scholarship Winner of a scholarship to Northwestern University's famed traffic institute is East Cleveland Police Sergeant Dav id P. Bidelman. Named to receive three-week all expense grants—as part of the Cleveland Automobile Club's long-range program of increas ing traffic “know-how” among the area police besides Sgt. Bidelman were officers from South Euclid, Euclid, Univer sity Heights, Lorain, Paines ville and Cleveland. Chariman of the scholarship foundation is East Cleveland Police Chief H.S. Weaver. “The officers selected will study traffic management, traf fic law enforcement and related subjects beginning Feb. 13th at Northwestern.” Chief Weaver said. Weaver also announced that Chief Robert Kelley of Rocky River had accepted membership on the Police Scholarship foun dation committee. “The scholarship program, now in its 15th year, is one of our most important basic pro jects in the traffic and safety field,” said Automobile Club President Frederick T. McGuire, jr. “The Northwestern course is unsurpassed and in this pro gram we’re reaching the men who actually supervise traffic and enforcement. Additionally, when graduates of the course return to their individual de partments, they’re often called upon to instruct fellow officers in modern traffic procedures. Thus the program has an ever broadening effect.” -17.10 -15.60 -13.20 -12.80 -12.70 -12.10 -11.90 -11.60 -11.30 -11.20 -10.30 -10.30 -10.20 -10.00 9.80 9.40 9.30 9.10 9.00 8.80 8.50 8.40 In its 15 years, the Police Foundation has given scholar ships to 78 officers of 25 com munities throughout Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Portage, and Ge auga Counties. Selection of scholarship re cipients in on the basis of com petitive exams conducted by. Western Reserve University. This year the exam was taken by 50 officers of 24 communi ties. Members of the Police Foun dation Committee besides Chief Weaver and Kelley are Chiefs« Frank W. Story of Cleveland, E.C. Peters of Euclid and F.L. Pawlak of Lorain. GLenville 1-4388 is the num- SM ber to call if you’d like to seet .. if you can sell that set of books C/ or perhaps that box of button- 1 hooks. iff.*- $ i 7r i4’ V u.