|Save page Remove page||Previous||1 of 8||Next|
Loading content ...
,^~*f^<77^;^^^ "XA:^'r^AyA^Ap - /•; - .?'-'(- All America's Pin-up Girl VOL. 21—No. 27 NORTH CANTON. OHIO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1944 $2.00 A YEAR May 8 to 12 8JSS Never were the American people subjected to such a barrage of theories as today. This is not unnatural in a time of bewilderment. Yet some shrewd people may seek to take advantage of this bewilderment to put over unsound concepts. For example, consider the word "HUiMANITARIANISM." This means something humane, something for the welfare of human beings. During the last decade it has come to mean the giving- of "things" to people on the assumption that this is for tlieir welfare. But which is better for a man —to give him a dole or to create conditions favorable to helping-him get "things" for himself? It is obvious that the proper word for a man or government which gives money, or subsidies, or other values is "BENEVOLENT" rather than "HUMANITARIAN." Benevolence may be utterly contrary to humanitarianism, for its final result may be, and ind-eed often is, to sap or even corrupt the character of the f^..Recipient of the unearned bounty. 5"m:| True concern for mankind, that is, a concern not based up- jff-l^bn gaining suffrage in return for benevolence (by using '&fRiMihfher people's money), is marked by the effort to make man elf-reliant and self-supporting, able' to stand on his own feet. 'he best humanitarianism is to strnegthen free enterprise eciety in which self-reliance may thrive. The Bible, surely ur most humanitarian book, says, "Quit ye like men, be trong." Another theory that needs thinking through 'is "FRElilTOlvT FROM WANT." On the surface this seems a very worthy ideal. We alhknow something about the suffering and tragedy of want. Our Christian instinct is to help alleviate this hardship. But what is the best way to get free from want? Recently at luncheon with a half-dozen successful men, I asked each man to tell the reason for his sucess. One man said: "My mother was a widow who, to support her large family, took in washings. For all her hard work, she was a beautiful woman, and it pained me to see her killing herself over the wash tubs, her lovely hands rough -ind ied from the scalding water. I grew to hate poverty. T hated want. I resolved that with God's help T would make en<ms;h to take my mother away from those tubs and drive <\;uil from our home." The men around the table nodded assent when lie st-iL-d: ' It was hardship that drove me on to better myself." Encli one bore testimony to the stimutation of want. Their experiences indicated that the best way to be free from \\ ant is not to expect government to take care of us all, which false economy would quickly impoverish us all, but to create wealth, the one weapon which can drive the wolf from the door. Fleas, mosquitoes and wolves have their place in life. They irritate men to bestir themselves. Il is tunc tor .-mother p-ipci .--rile agam—and \c-iy shortly gr, de school Ii'jyi, and gfrls will be calling al all the homes in North Canton, asking for any old papers, magazines or book*. This mil be the 1.1*1 f f a '-oiio1- of scrap paper dm is \\lni.!i h.<vi been conducted throughout lb., school yi.ir to aid in the nalii.iii.il paper j shoitagc. "Ihe paper talc will he conducted from May N to .vlav 12 During tins ! tm.e llu hov s ar.d gi-ds hope lc con- I Lilt evcr\ home- in the ullage. Jlov.- cvir, should anv fjmi1\. ha\ing p,i- • per to conuibute lo the tlr,\e, be I misMcl and not have am u a> of getting ii to the school a call to tiie gradl schcol office will bring .someone to get the paper. In an effort to keep the drive from lagging, the bins and girl* will be working to improve their previous h'gh record of more than eleven tons- There will again be competition between the classrooms, to see vv Inch loom can bring m the most paper \\ astc paper is number one on the -alvage list, ranking ih ihe most iKeded of war materials at the pres- uil time So every person who contribute- e-ve-n just one maga/mc or one uevvspapei will be helping, not only in the local paper salvage drive, hut m the national effort to keep pa- pei mills supplied With the- material ihiv need GEceks to Ibe Moved - lip One Hour Sunday Win tin r j on like i: or whether voti don't, Sunday morning at ~ a. 111 al! tl-.e 'clocks in X-,rth Canton di--ti ici will officialh hi- set up-an hour Thi> ,s m keeping with the-rest of the county and the other municipal cli-tricis. Such a practice is designed to save daylight hours so that more work might be accomplished during' the day time So just move up jour clock, and forget about taking that extia nap in the morning There won't be time for it. The public school will likewise aim ih:i~ clocks up an hour so that school r-hi! 'ien will also have to ob- seive'ths new lime. mmm % rina3 Business !©e!Iftg Mis. iss Mary sonny* . 11; v» -Mi-- M.irv I£. Sclinvdcr, Ts. a life ri-ulii't of Plain township dud earlv Mondav morning in hei honu on H.irnsbuig load .'flu an illness <>f o'h week Death cairu from a ccie- which -ii I fe red irn and farm . -M r. -ettled hv.-d ■•here and m.mv hi al bemorrh a week ago M ss Schinder w,<- b iur entire life 011 the he r great-gr indpare-nt Mr- Stuffel Paliiur ve, is ago She al-o helped to opeiate the Sehinder Inn with her two sisters. Ermma and Lucv Schn.iilor until 11 was discontinued 111 October. !')H after tbe death of he. sister, Luc v He o::Iv immediate survvui is her -ister Miss Ernnna S< Hinder She was ,1 memhci of J-11 il\ TnniH Lutluran church ancl the L-idles Aid F.ynetjl ;ejvices were held Thursday afternoon at 1 .,'.(1 in the itonv. and a 1 :. o'clock in Tninl\ church with Kev. Walter Weber and Rev C L Warstler officiating. lUtnal was 111 the chtnch cimcterv 111 charge of the Seesiioltz parlors. , Tea For Mo&hers To Be Given May 14 At Hojik; Of Mrs. T. M. Kahn Members of the North Canton Junior \\ oman s club hi hi their final business meeting of ihe club year at the Community building Monday evening. Miss Lois Sincl.iii and Miss Sarah Louise Matltey gave reports oil the state conference which iliey attended 111 Columbus recently The program for tin evening, in charge of Miss Ruth Kills-rove, was 011 "American Women .'iid the War."' The next meeting will be a tea 01 Sundav, Mav 7 r>t the home of Mrs T. M. Hahn Members of the club and to attend. their mothers are invited '3* Ims^hmm to Disraeli said: wind." 'Strong' men with kites go up against the The Bible says: "In 1 he world ye shall have tribulation," (can a political group repeal this truth?) "but be ot good cheer, 1 have overcome thc world." We, too, driven by want, can rise above environment and hardship, if we will to do so and will work at it. "THE RIGHT TO SECURITY" is another idea we need to think through. A man can glibly promise this "right," and. it sounds good, to say the least. But does the universe promise it ? At any moment one may be the victim of accident or a disaese germ. Life by its nature is inseure. Not even God promises us the "right to security." God tells us merely that we need not fear insecurity: "I will fear'no evil, for Thou art with me." We must still "walk through the valley of the shadow." The man who is so foolish as to stand up to life demanding the "right to security" will find his "ught" is not acknowledged by life. The only security in this world "is expressed in the words: "I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous (which means the 'right-minded') forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." "Put not your trust in princes," said the wise Shakespeare. • Put your trust in God, who .gives inner stability, the antidote to insecurity, and go towork. Earn your security in the sweat of your brow (seeing to it that every American has the "RIGHT TO WORK") and — ALWAYS THINK THINGS THROUGH. Post-War Education Will educational courses and methods change after the war? It is predicted that there will be an increased demand for vocational education, which shall fit young people for some particular- occupation or profession or trade. The difficulties, of obtaining work may be such that young people will feel more than ever the need for such training. Technical and vocational schools-that give-youths skill in | some trade of occupation'are a fine feature, and are likelyto grow in size and. number.- Many :places will .feel that-they can not greatly increase their precent school costs. Ambi- j '£^^Mf^^^^Mm^^MMii^^W}-^^^^^3/<B;' Si 1. of ags Ms Slaare of " isans® Refunds mm Cities, c-omiiics and townships will l sli.iie ni th- f 11 — t distribution .>') ;'i l,.'.s() on dim cd fiom the sale of auto Iri im- plates, it has bet 11 .iiinouured b\ C \V. Wallace, rcgi ■- I1.11 of the bni an of motoi vehicles. North (.'anp'i, will rci five £J,<>00 is its sli.m- ol ibe funds. This is tin- fiist advanced distribution foi I'jll monies collected and lepnscnts appi oximatelv o percent of the ;•; percent th;'t goes to the --tib-divisions. Three more distributions will be made thiotighout tile year al <|ti,irteily murvals. Funds so distiibtited aie for the construction and maintenance of public reach, higiuvavs and streets as well as for repairing bridges. Mr- M A Cossaboom will be the guest spsakei ?t the N. Canton \\ Oman's club meeting next. M< inlay afternoon at M o'clock in the; Community building. She will re--- \1i1v "Laughing Their Way", hvi: ^Martha Crue'e Mrs. L Is Achcson is program chairman and Mrs. E. C. Konlir, music chairman -,. Tin re will be several tap dancing numbers bv Yvonne McNish. Joan Savior. Jovce Carol Israel and Jean Shilling. The}- will be accompanied b) Mrs. Leo Shilling. Mi-s Harriet Gibler is tea chau- The keep '-he nurses plenty busy, even when they are on duty within t'le Units it States, as Lieut. Margaret Braucher, daughter -of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Braucher, of 315 West Maple St., and Lieut. Lorraine Weidt', a a tighter of Mr. and Mrs. William Weida of Canton, can affirm. The two local nuises aie pictured here while on duty at the station hospil.ni of the radio school at the air field at Sioux Falls, S. D. Annual Spring Rubbish Collection to be May 2 to 5 Cover Village Trucks To Four Day Period Discarded Rubbish imitation. In Colecting Accu- ni.ui lim and I-i-m receptionists and Mrs. K will . E. be Mi- Ti.u-hsel ■$ Paaai lirt! lay Fa I I,- Lojnl Daughters class of Zion Jiuli lau church will hold a com red ili'h iluiui'i and biithday paity \\ 1 dne-dav evening. May :! at p •:'.!) o'llock 111 tbe church basement. Hostesses for the evening will be .Mi- 1 , tlieinic Elsasa and Mrs Mae 1'iii'nd Miss Dorothy ]~!lakcviay will be in charge of the devotions An out-of-town speaker will be on then p'-ogiam and thcie will also be special numbers. A short business meeting; will also be- conducted. VmMm fars ■S-?-^*.?. It I- spi ing cleaning time again— tune p clean out the cornels of the ittie and the basement, to collect all the odds and ends of accumulated rubbish for the annual spring rub- bi-h collection throughout North Canton village. Dates set for the collection ai e Tuesdav. May 2. through Friday, Mav a. As 111 past jears all accumulated worthless materials which cannot be burned, such as cans, bottles and other such jtcms will be collected. I All articles should be packed in rc- [••eptacles and placed at the curb of the street or alkv along which the village truck will Havel when it makes the collection. Ashes will not be collected as the individual home owners must depose of them in some other way. Tin cans, valuable for war salvage, should be placed 111 separate containers and prepared according to Civilian Defense instructions so that they can be reclaimed The village will be divided into four sections, vvith liticks covering a complete section each day. On Tuesday. Mav 2 all rubbish will be colhried 111 the section east oi North Alain Sucet and north of East Map!'- .iuet, including all othei streets 111 ibat section. Wednesday May 3 thc collection will be m.uii west of Noith Main Street and noith of West Maple street. The Thursday collection will he- west of South Mam street and south of West Maple, including all homes within that district. The final collection on Fri., May 5 will be in the section east of South Main and south of East Maple- streets. Rebecca Glass Plans Mother-Daughter Affair Rebecca class of Zion Reformed church will hold its annual Mother- Daughter bawjitet Thursday evening May 4 in the social rooms of the church. The dmnir. which will be pot-luck stvle. will be served at,('■:.!(> o'clock and members will bring their mothers, their daughters and their mothers-in-law as guests Mrs. Charles Miller of 'Maitin Luther church vv ill be the gutst speaker on the program The toast to the daughters will be given bv Mrs. Michael Chelpka Jr. and the response with the toast to the mother-, will be given bv her daughter. Doris Chelpka Mrs Clark Wehl is in charge of the special music for the evening Small favors will be given to the mothers and mothers-in-law who are guests for the evening-. Mrs. Mildred Clo'ttsc-r will conduct ihe short business meeting. Seniors to Present Icebound' May 4 and 3 The seniors of North Canton High school have chosen Owen Davis' "Icebound" for their annual play this year. Thc play had been a Pultizer prize play in l'.lT.;. It's the storv- of an ordinary American family—all of whom are pbnmng on inheriting their mother's money after she dies. Il is a drama, but differs greatly from most stories now. which tends to interest a great many moie people at this time. It mostly depends upon characterizations and thc seniors chosen all fill their parts extremely \v ell. Those in thc cast are: Patty Hai- rison. Doris Trachsel, Joe Dolvin. Gene Shook, Donna Jean Harman. Bob Cathon, Mary White. Larbaia Dorn, Jeanne Werstler, Nan DeMuesy. Angela La Rocco, Joe Frank, Karl Kuntzman, Bob Moon, Doris Brumbaugh. Bill Roberts, and the "non-senior", Richard Rohrer. Ros- K11 Carper is stage manager. Here arc thc opinions of the di- lector. Miss Dorothy Neff, and two members of the cast: Miss Neff—Owen Davis' "Icebound" is very different from the two plays presented at North Canton this year ui that the play depends ahnc>-t wholly for its effectiveness on charactcu/atioiis. There is a combination of comedy and drama thioughout and should provide an evening's entertainment for all. Gene Shook—It's a well-written plav, and is interesting as well as entei taining. The plot is rather strong and is moderately heavy drama. It is a mental conflict in that there is not much physical action, but it is all in the mind. Good ending. Doris Trachsel—The play will really be good if the students will only get down to work! The actors are well cast in their respective roles. -T. A. fo Observe Family Night With Pot Luck Dinner Tuesday Evening Mrs. Stanley Emmitt St, Paul's P-T. A. Speaker School Band To Make First Public Appearance Al Meeting Mrs. Stanley Emmitt, first vice president ot the State P.-T. A. congress will be the guest speaker at the meeting of St Paul's Parent- Teacher association next Friday evening. May 3 at S o'clock in the •church hall. She will discuss P-T. A. activities. St. Paul's hand will make its first public appearance at this meeting and parents and friends are urged to be present to see and hear the group. Mrs. Walter Zimmer is hostess chairman for the evening. At the last meeting of the organization the old officers were reinstated in office in order that they might complete a full term in office. Dies After Long Illness Mrs. Catherine E. Nodle, 72. a lesdient of North Canton vicinity for the last fifty years, died at her home at 33 6 Cole ave "Wednesday afternoon, April 19 after a long illness. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic church and the Confraternity. She is survived by two sons, Ger- vase W. of Santa Monica, Calif., and George B. Nodle of North Canton; t \v o daughters, Mrs. Margaret Adams of Lakewood and Mrs. Cecelia Joseph of Canton: three sisters, Mrs. George Gertenslager of Wooster. Mis. Tessa Noe of Akron, ancl Mrs. Ida Willaman of Canton; one brother, William H. Ertle of Akron, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Paul's church, with burial in the church cemetery in charge of the Lew is parlors.- Missionary Society '] lie annual -oied bv the socuiv of the c'uirch will he af-etnoon Ma; home oi Mr Silver May tea spoil- Woman's Missionary Community Christian held next Wednesday S at -! o'clock at the , Fred Kreighbaum, 40S \\ C--I Maple street Ben Heibovd of Ravenna, formerly of ' hir-i win be the guest speaker for the afteiuc.on. [Je will bring a forceful, in1 cresting message based upon his cxpenei.cc'-- and adventures. The musical urogram will be presented by Mrs. Lru Mi-lhny, Mis Charles Spohn. Mrs. G'>>ge Ai niour and Mis. O. P. Kiddei Members of the sci let/ '.ho will assist the hostess an- Mi- L &. Starks. Mrs. Roy I. Five. Mis William Kolp, Mrs. Hairy Hail, Mrs. H. H. Harmon and Mrs. O. P. Kidder. The tea, as in other years, is open to the-public. Mrs. Foster M. Crawford is president of the society. County Council Plans Spring Institute for Monday Afternoon and Evening Familynight will be observed at the next meeting of th,e North Canton Parent-Teachers meeting, to be held next Tuesday evening^ May .2 ^t 7:30 o'clock in the high school. A pot luck dinner will be the main featuie of the evening- and the entire family of each member of .tlje organization is invited to attend th,e social. Lewis C. Turner, superintendent of Akron South high school will-be the guest speaker for the evening. Special music on the program will be given by the Junior High Girls' Glee club, accompanied by Shirley Boigegrain, under the direction of Miss Jean Morrison. Rev. M. A. Cossaboom rfill be in charg-e of the devotions. Officers for the coming year will' also be installed at this meeting. Mrs. Smith Witter, retiring president and president of the Stark County Council will be the installing officer. Mrs. D. W. Lerch, Jr. is in charge of the program for the evening. Hostesses for the -evening will be Mrs. H. H. Harmon and Mrs. P. M. Hawkins, assisted by the Home Economic girls. The annual spring session of the Stark County Council of Parents and Teachers will be held Monday, May 1, afternoon and evening' in Timken Vocational high school. Mrs. Clara Polly, member of th© Family Health association of Cleveland will he the main speaker aX both the afternoon and evening session. The Afternoon session,-a parent education institute, will open a]; 2 p. m. with Mrs. H. D. Stover', county parent education chairman, in charg-e. l ,, A question period and repor study club members from the va. units will follow this meeting. ■* Mrs. Smith Witter, council pr| dent, will have charge of the -ei mg session, beginning at 8- o'cl Mrs. Polly will speak on "Fai Relationship and Parent Educal at this meeting. Xew officers of the units comi ing the council will be installei this meeting by Mrs. W. V. Bucl an. cast district director of the organization. T. C. Knapp, coi school superintendent, will also s; briefly at the meeting. W-SSS*-'' Members of the council's ex"6ip' tive board will hold a brief business session at 7:30 p. m. Jackon Senior Glass SPITLER FIREMAN Donald Spitler was appointed as a volunteer fireman at council meeting Monday evening. Several members of the force have been called into military service, cutting down the number of men needed on the force. Optimists Receive Charter at Dinner Meeting April 19 Convention Reports Oiven at Rotary Clyde.-Vanaman. member of the North Canton High school faculty was. gu'est speaker at thc meeting of the Rotarv club last Thursday evening. He spoke on the aviation pro- giam in the public schools and told how it helped prepare boys for military serv ice when they have completed =chool. He also told how that training program could help prepare the boy 'for work' in aviation when he returns to civilian life after the war '' ' ,. _ At the meeting this 'week reports Jommands-r.iMonnah.ari, an attorney, served with the,132nd Infantry in were given ,by the fpur'members "of I the 33i-d Prairie • Division during World War I, and -was wounded in the club who attended the recent _ U1 !^*/^;^-7^ tlOUS and industrious young, people vwill- usually be able to faon, DAV membership nowit.otals more than o0,0U0 and'is adamtting Hummel; Clarence' Holl and.Ralph.l - f,md<^%hattee--to-leai1ns-sem^ —:..,_»-. a- Jfori<rWar II ^»W^;^^'iiajis;'jLn'.srawjuir-'"-"beis.^r^ —--^,-. - .Yowag..., Chit-ag-o. III. James L. Monnahan of St Paul. Minn, (center) nation- M commandtn- of the Disabled Arrriic-o-i V>'teians, salutss the colois with il"-.abled veterans of two -wars at DAV uutis.tion of World War II ivio.mbei-?. Veteran on left of Commander M'mnahan is a former World War I Marine, while on the right is diss bled .Marine of World War II. Approximately 120 persons attended the cHnner held at Zion Reformed church last Wednesday evening at winch the North Canton Optimist club was presented vvith its charter. N F. Nolan, past president-of Optimist International made the presentation -aiid A. L Morrison, club president accepted it. responding with a short speech. Mayor Guy W. Price extended best wishes for the club's success and assured the members of full cooperation through the mayor's office. He stated that a club such as this was an asset to the village of North -Canton. E. C Roberts, member of Canton Optimist, gave a nrief talk and presented thc officers of the newly formed club. Mr. Roberts was the person who presented the need of an Optimist club in North Canton and helped to get it organized. Norman Gatsch. lieutenant go\er- uor of-the Fifth district of Optimist International was the main speaker of the.evening. Wilbur Husho'ur also spoke briefly. Entertainment for the evening was furnished b% the Junior High Girls' glee club, directed by Miss Jean Morrison .Members of the club, theii wives and visitors from Akron. Canton. Dayton, and other cities -were present for the evening. Club officers arc Alex L. Morrison.' president: C. W. Studer, vice president: "A. - L. Gicb, secretary- treasurer: James Durkin 'and Wilbur Hushour. .'directors. ' Charter members are L. C. Ach- auer." E. 'R..Basinger, Rodger Bishop, C- E 'Boger,-.Walter E. Bortz,-Richard A. Christian;'James W. Durkin, Dr. C.":E.-EhleT-s, W. M. Kohr,Rich- ard.~Las"h,-VE'dgar- A." Lowry, <A. C., . , -vffller^AjD^Mfirxiaon.^Hw R^Mur- -™>- Vv-V- 'A- phy, W. I. Mutchmore, W. C Elson, Donald Ei bland, A. L. Geib, Earl Greenho, Geoige F. Harshman. Wilbur Hushour, C Raj Jackson, C. Mack King, Raymond C. Rice, C. W. Studer, Ravmond Trier. Walter Trott. Percy D. Willaman. D. W. Yonnlev. and Russell Youtz. The next meeting- of the club will be Wednesday, May 3 at 8 o'clock at the Community building. The senior class >at Jackson township- high school presented' its annual class play last Friday evening in the high school building. " The three act farce "Joy" was the -toiy of a "behind the scenes"-work in a dep pei sonai.i' situation. The ea- Scuddc Howard J tmei i. stoie. ivith colorful - a.ul a complicated plot . included Alberta Lant?, Kelvic, Bcttv Rarrrpelt, ii'bv. Dolores Rohr,'-"Mar- joric Hurnberger, Betty Dnhny,'Bob Dobson, Doris Good, Harold Davidson, Shirley Dickerhoof and Violet Pontones. Mrs. Clayton Schindler and Charles Wells were directors. May 2—Parent-Teachers meeting, North Canton high school: May 3 — Optimists, 8 o'clock/ Community building. May 3—K. of P. meeting. •May 3 — Silver Tea,-May 3, 2 o'clock, home of Mrs. Fred Kreigh-j baum. Mav 5—St. Paul's P-T. A. meeting, Chuich. hall, 7:30. May 7—Junior Woman's "Club itea at home of Mrs. T. M. Hahn. May S — Senior Woman's Club meeting, 2 p. m., Community Build^ ing-. Sailors' Bath Tub Somewhere in the South Pacific—If your laundry was late lagt weekj it's because the boys in service are being taken care of first. Noy£ aviailaole only to the armed-forces laundry washers of the "type usedj fcy professional laundries back home, make swell bath tubs too. Fire/ man 2-c Robert Loving, Cincinnati, Ohio, watches Woofshis buddies enjoying a welcomed bath.. .Arid'you,must ladinit'it's, good, ''clean'* •j.- - ^
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1944-04-26|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Rights||This item may have copyright restrictions. Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests or more information, go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/images/information|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
- /•; - .?'-'(-
All America's Pin-up Girl
VOL. 21—No. 27
NORTH CANTON. OHIO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1944
$2.00 A YEAR
May 8 to 12
Never were the American people subjected to such a barrage of theories as today. This is not unnatural in a time
of bewilderment. Yet some shrewd people may seek to take
advantage of this bewilderment to put over unsound concepts.
For example, consider the word "HUiMANITARIANISM."
This means something humane, something for the welfare
of human beings. During the last decade it has come to
mean the giving- of "things" to people on the assumption
that this is for tlieir welfare. But which is better for a man
—to give him a dole or to create conditions favorable to helping-him get "things" for himself? It is obvious that the
proper word for a man or government which gives money,
or subsidies, or other values is "BENEVOLENT" rather
than "HUMANITARIAN." Benevolence may be utterly contrary to humanitarianism, for its final result may be, and
ind-eed often is, to sap or even corrupt the character of the
f^..Recipient of the unearned bounty.
5"m:| True concern for mankind, that is, a concern not based up-
jff-l^bn gaining suffrage in return for benevolence (by using
'&fRiMihfher people's money), is marked by the effort to make man
elf-reliant and self-supporting, able' to stand on his own feet.
'he best humanitarianism is to strnegthen free enterprise
eciety in which self-reliance may thrive. The Bible, surely
ur most humanitarian book, says, "Quit ye like men, be
Another theory that needs thinking through 'is "FRElilTOlvT
FROM WANT." On the surface this seems a very worthy
ideal. We alhknow something about the suffering and tragedy of want. Our Christian instinct is to help alleviate this
hardship. But what is the best way to get free from want?
Recently at luncheon with a half-dozen successful men, I asked each man to tell the reason for his sucess.
One man said: "My mother was a widow who, to support
her large family, took in washings. For all her hard work,
she was a beautiful woman, and it pained me to see her killing herself over the wash tubs, her lovely hands rough -ind
ied from the scalding water. I grew to hate poverty. T hated
want. I resolved that with God's help T would make en