85 лет назад город Сталино активно готовился к новому 1937 году. Предприятие “Донтранс” планировало открыть трассу автобусного сообщения Сталино-Мариуполь. Получив пополнение в количестве 15 автобусов, предприятие собиралось запустить их на линиях Сталино-Артёмовск, Сталино-Макеевка и Сталино-Орджоникидзе. Кроме того, в первом квартале 1937 года в нашем городе предполагалось закончить строительство автобусной пассажирской станции.
85 years ago the city of Stalino was actively preparing for the new year of 1937.
The Dontrans enterprise was planning to open a Stalino-Mariupol bus route. Having received 15 more buses the enterprise was to launch them on the lines of Stalin-Artemovsk, Stalin-Makeevka and Stalin-Ordzhonikidze. Besides, it was supposed to finish construction of a passenger bus station in the first quarter of 1937.
At the end of 1936, Dynamo branch of the Aeroclub was organized in Stalino. The Sports Society “Dynamo” received 100 thousand rubles for purchasing a flight unit for its branch in our city. It was planned to train more than 50 people to fly without giving up their jobs. The plant “Steelmost” already had 9 pilots and 47 parachutists. In 1937 it was planned to train 20 more specialists.
Great work among the workers of Stalin’s plant was carried out by the collective of Stalin’s State Drama Theater. For the workers living in the dormitories of Smolgory, there was an evening devoted to the centenary of the death of Alexander Pushkin. The theater also organized an evening for the commanders of the plant.
The cultural institution rendered a great help to the wives of plant specialists in organizing New Year’s parties. In the factory schools were held masquerades and performances of amateur art groups. Artist of the theater L. Gakkebusch opened a puppet theater at the plant and helped in the creation of drama clubs in the factory schools. The Council of Wives of specialists and Stakhanovites plant Stalin thanked the theater for their assistance through the newspaper “Socialist Donbass”.
It was planned to open a chess and draughts club for the players of the first and second categories in the Palace of Labor in Stalino, in the premises which formerly belonged to the canteen of the regional trade union council. The regional trade union council allotted 10 thousand rubles for the equipment and the work of the club.
Great successes were achieved by wrestlers and weightlifters in the regional competitions of the voluntary sports societies. Five athletes were especially distinguished. Fifteen new records belonged to them among those set up at the competitions. Weightlifters Veselov (kettlebell men of “Burevestnik” society), Kravchenko (fighter of N division), Romanov (“Dzerzhinets”), Belchenko (“Nutrition”) and Doino (“Spartak”).
On the eve of the New Year 1937 in Stalino a new hostel for students of the Donetsk medical institute opened its doors
Based on the materials of the newspaper “Sots. – 1936. – December, 26, 27, 30.