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1050 CIrculatfoD
In East Cleveland
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
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
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
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
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
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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-
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
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”
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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
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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
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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.
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
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-
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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
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.
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
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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
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.
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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
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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
To Shaw
Alumni Dec. 29
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
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
Thursday, Dec. 29th
Shaw alumni, beginning
Travel To
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:
Maple Heights
Bay Village
Rocky River
South Euclid
Fairview Park
Parma Heights----
North Olmsted
East Cleveland
Cleveland Heights
University Heights
Mayfield Heights
Garfield Heights
Shaker Heights---
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.
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.
Sgt. Bidelman
Wins Traffic
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
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.”
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
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.
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