"Sidewalk Superintendent": Mayor Cecil O. Creal was among dozens of "sidewalk superintendents" who today watched a crane equipped with a clam bucket "chew down" a S. Fourth Ave. portion of the old Allenel Hotel. It will be replaced with a 12-story, $4,000,000 motor hotel, containing 200 guest rooms. Creal has been a staunch supporter of a new downtown hotel and threw city support toward getting the 12-story one. A 150-car municipal carport will be built adjacent to the hotel and near the point the crane is pictured. The new hotel - to be called the Ann Arbor Inn - is scheduled to be completed in November, 1965.
Inspect New Home: Civic Theatre officials, making an inspection tour here of their newly acquired scene studio and workshop after presenting a check for purchase of the former city's utilities Department property to Mayor Cecil O. Creal (center) are embarking on a $6,000 drive for improvements to the structure.
Caption: Best Set: Fred Ouelette (right) accepts The Ann Arbor News trophy for the best set of the 1962 - 63 Civic Theatre season from Mayor Cecil O. Creal on behalf of George Bedard, who was designer for the Civic Theatre production of "The Grass Harp." The award was presented at the annual Civic Theatre banquet on Saturday.
Sworn in Southpaw Style: Cecil O. Creal was sworn into the office of mayor yesterday afternoon -- left hand in the air. Creal later noted this humorously and commented to a large audience at a ceremony in the City Countil room that if it made any difference, he would take the oath of office again later -- right hand in the air. City Clerk Fred J. Looker is shown administering the oath.
Get Set, Ready -- Shovel: Herman Weber wields the pick-ax against frozen ground while Mayor Cecil O. Creal stands ready to turn the first shovel full of earth in connection with Weber's new, $230,000 restaurant. Grading work is now under way at the site north of Jackson Ave. and west of the I-94 off ramp. Looking on at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday are Mrs. Weber and William J. Bott, Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce executive director.