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^fT^"^V ^>v^V'l~?^^ ■*t^'"J'-- ^e^ IF ONfc^WE DIDN'T HAVE TO GOB*CK Our Solemn Obligation It is not too early to sound the call to all citizens that they are soon to exercise the most valuable right and solemn duty imposed on Americans by virtue of their citizenship. That is to select which individuals and which party are to govern us for the next four years. To have to appeal to a m\an or woman to cast their votes is fundamentally wrong and abhorrent to our system of government. An appeal implies a free choice of action. Casting your vote for choice of government is a non-transferable personal obligation. It is a serious responsibility that each voter owes to the United States any all of its citizens and only physical or mental, incapacity-excuses anyone from discharging it. The duty is more than to visit a polling booth and mark crosses on a piece of paper. Each voter is obligated to seriously study what each party stands for and to evaluate the ability of each candidate from the viewpoint of which will be best for all of the people of the United States and the country as a whole. Sectional differences, passion, prejudice or selfishness should never be allowed to interfere in the selection, of our government. When election day comes in November, having arrived at a firm conviction, each voter guarding our national interests as he or she would their own, then steps forward and expresses his or her opinion. To do less than this simple duty is to stand convicted of a moral crime against our own United States, its.citizens, neighbors and friends, family and the individual. The U.S. Goes On As Usual Washington, D. <3.,—July-August—For" many weeks the people of the United States have lived in a state of excitement and fear over the "European war, principally because the German raiders havetoeen horrible, and successful in their methods. Our own Government ^programs have been whipped into shape and everything is on the move. The United; States will be on a war bagjs to defend our.coupjtryland tthe W^s^m-Hemispheresby the time .the <Jerrh^ns -conquer Europe, and are'ready to come-up-and-see-us^ and try to -fasten us tb'their "axles." . The last loud speech by Hitler is a threat to destroy England; but between the lines there are notes of a desire for peace, for the likely reason that the tyrant has bitten off more than he can chew, and is troubled about enforcing his authority over the innocent victims he has battered down. In any event Great Britian is ahead of us, and we are compelled to await the outcome before anticipations that v Swastikas will be presented to the nephews of Uncle Sam. We are not next on, the list, even though some of the politicians in Washington are still hysterical enough to believe that we are. The plans are made, the money is voted, the contracts ar© being let and U. S- national security is in the bag. The work will be finished and repdy in plenty of time to greet Herr Hitler as soon as he Qm get ready to come over here and try his game on US. Suppose we give this war stuff a "breathing spell" and turn our attention to the important business before the American people. VOL. 17—No. 41 NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1940 ?1.50 PER YEAR Seccombe Opposes Draft Bill Representative Answers Voters' Letters By Taking Strong Stand Against Present Conscription Bill Form Prosperity Ahead Henry Ford predicts that the future will see a prosperity greater Jhan. what our country has yet known.. He says it will come when people realize that the things worth having are things worth working for. Many will say that Mr. Ford takes a too hopeful view, and ignores the awful Josses caused by war and the burden of debts. Yet the world has the most marvellous equipment for producing comfort for everybody. To make that system work and produce that comfort, the people, as Mr. Ford suggests, will" have to be willing to work. Thpse whose aim jstg dpg through life pullmff as small a l©ad as possible, are n@t likely *tg share, in that prosperity, During the 140 years from the prgpnigation of the gov- ernmetni until 1.929, the United ittaes, nept constantly growing in prosperity. Many of courgg suffe'rgd from provepty, but no country had more abundance t)iaa the United States. Then in 1929 a kind of blight seemed to strike the land. Perhaps wjiat we need is to study the methods by which the country produced steady progress for 140 years, and apply the same principles now. Americas Uniting The conference, of 21 American republics at Havana adopted: resolutions which express the unanimous opposition of this continent to attempts on the part of European powers to extend their war making system to the western world. '• The, countries of our continent have had very few wars, and they believe in-peace. "Pie countries of Europe are in almost continuous war. It -yrould seem strange if the peace loving' countries should have to fight in order to get peace. Probably if we get ready so we could fight, the war countries won't trouble us. Military Training The different methods for military training and service by citizen-soldiers have not been settled on, but compulsory training seems to be growing unpopular and protests against such a system are reaching Senators and Congressmen from the people of their home states. Editor's note: Having received so many letters concerning the present military conscription bill that it is impossible to answer all of them personally, Representative James Seccombe is taking this way of answering all of them at once. He hopes by this means to let his constituents know his stand on the issue. "Numerous letters have been received from my constituents and inquiries made at my office concerning the Burke-Wadsworth Bill on Compulsory Military Training and after a great deal of study and consideration I have decided to oppose this Bill in its present form, although I do not want to be misunderstood as to my attitude on National Defense, as I have supported the President on every measure on National Defense. But as a World War veteran, having served on foreign soil and knowing the horrors of war I am opposed to a conscription bill in peace time, as I feel this is one of the first steps toward _ dictatorship and is not the American way. Naturally, I favor military training but I see no reason why a general call for volunteers should not be made instead of drafting young men, with thousands of them actively employed in factories and otherwise in the manufacture of equipment for National Defense. Such a draft bill as this now proposed would cost billions of dollars and these young men so drafted or conscripted would not even have the equipment with which to train. 99 per cent of the mail from my constituents opposes such a move at this time and I personally do not think the emergency is here for a general conscription, although I approve of a call for volunteers and an educational program of military training, taking into consideration the general conditions of our country. In brief, I think our young people are far better off actively and honorably employed rather than being drafted - without any equipment and training with broomsticks. To me that is adding further war hysteria to our people, and unless this bill is changed in its entirety from what it is at the present time I shall ^oppose it. It seems to me that what---we in Con-" gress should be more concerned about, besides the peace and security of America and avoiding all foreign entanglements, is to rid our country of the radicals and communists who do not believe in the Constitution of the United States and send them back to the country from whence they came, as our chief concern should be our enemies from within and not so much those from without. JAMES SECCOMBE, Member of Congress, 16th" Ohio District Extortion Plot Fails MILWAUKEE.—A home-made midget submarine which was to be the means of receiving and -jfecaping with $100,000 in a fantastic extortion plot, is being inspected by detectives after Walter Minx, 23- year-old mechanic had built it from sheet metal but to find that it would not submerge completely. The plotters finally confessed that they had planned to extort $100,000 from Rowland H. Davie, manages of stores here, by having him, drop the) money from a plane in Lake Michigan; then the money was "to be1 picked up by the submarine. The "brains" of the trio wlto expected to profit front the wild scheme was Walter Minx. The others were Walter's brother, Kurt Frederick Minx, 27, and a brother-in-law, Daniel Carter, 28, police say. Sister of H. Baughman Dies Mrs. Susan E. Pitkin, 80, sister of Herbert Baughman of North Canton, died in Akron City hospital last week following an illness of several days. Mrs. Pitkin had lived in this vicinity all her life and is survived by four sisters and two brothers also of this district. They are Mrs. Lueetta Bolander and Mrs. Paran Carl of Uniontown, Mrs. Sophie Laubert of Akron, Mrs. Jennie Noaker of Canton, Alvin Baughman of Uniontown and Herbert Baughman. Funeral services were held Saturday with burial in Ravenna. Bitten By Snake Melon Hunt To Be Held Monday Swimming Pool Staff Plans Annual Community Event One of the annual treats of the swimming pool is scheduled for Monday evening when boys and girls in North Canton will stage a water melon hunt. As in other years, the melons will be hid in various places around the pool and at a given signal the hunt will start. There will be different hunts for various ages and swimming groups. At least a dozen good sized melons are to be hidden and th? lucky persons to find them will share them with their more unsuccessful friends. The search is scheduled to start at 7:15 and the ones who are there at the beginning are most apt to get the melons. D Gross Wins Two Day Chicago Trip Contest Winners to Visit Range Plant and Tour Ci^ George Gross, son- of Frank Gross, will leave Thursday evening for a trip to Chicago, He is taking this trip as the successful winner in a General Electric Range contest. In Chicago the contest winners will be taken for a sightseeing trip around the city. Then they will be taken on a tour through the Calrod plant. After lunch they will be taken through the Range plant to see how G. E. Ranges are made. The evening will be spent in entertainment, after which the contestants will leave for Cleveland, arriving there Saturday morning, Runs Campaign WASHINGTON, D. C—A close- up of Edward .J. Fly-tin, National Committeeman for New York and veteran Bronx, New York, leader, who has agreed to become campaign manager for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who is seekin.g a third term as chief executive!. Mr. Flynn will replace James A. Farley ' as Democratic National Chairman on August 17. Vacation Ends For Hooverites .Tail Tales Making the Rounds Following Trips Junior Festival Plans Progress Adel, Ga.—Letha Mae Rowan, 6 years old, pictured here, with ■bandaged right hand, which was bitten by a copperhead moccasin snake in religious rites. Medical treament for the little girl has been spurned by her parents, who insist that members of the cult can handle poisonous snakes. 'Their prayers beseeched her recovery. Displays of Farm Produce, Flowers, Cakes, and Amateur Show Headline Fair Plans are still going forward for the Home coming and Fair to be staged by the Local Lodge of the Jr. 0. U. A. M. September 18 to 21 inclusive. The tentative program as it has been shaped thus far includes an amateur show, displays of farm produce, a flower show, music by various bands, and speaking and ftntertaining. George Marlowe, Canton showman is chairman for the fair and Don Hans of North Canton is head of the committee of amusements. Prizes will be awarded to all winners in competitive events, o ■ Jubilee Singers to Appear The Eureka Jubilee singers, a colored musical group from Chicago, will present a concert at 8 o'clock Thursday evening in the First Brethren church at Middle- branch. The concert will consist of two parts, a group of spirituals and a number of comedy and folks songs in plantation costume This group is well known all over the country for its unusual concerts and excellent presentations, SWIMMING TEAM PLANS FIRST MEET Members Work Out Daily in Pool To Help Team Members of the swimming team will hold their first meet some time this month with Zabesville. The date has not yet been definitely set. Those who will participate in the meet have been working out daily in the community pool, perfecting their own specialty in order to give their team a better chance to come off with the honors. There are close to twenty members on the team with representatives in all types of swimming and diving. With vacations over for a majority of them, Hoover employes swung back into the routine of work after spending two weeks doing as they pleased, either remaining home and doing odd jobs or climbing into the family chariot for a trip to some spot for fishing or just plain loafin' around. Quite naturally, the air is full of conversation as to what was or wasn't accomplished during the rest period. Those addicted to the sport of fishing are entertaining all their friends telling them of the" marvelous time they had and those big ones that got away. To hear them tell it, it sounds like a small whale grabbed that bait and set out for Nova Scotia. Regardless of these fishermen's talks, they did have a good time. While in that vein of thought, it has also been brought to light that members of the Phalanx, young men's fraternity, will hold a "liar's meeting" on Thursday evening. Apparently there must be awards of some nature for a judge or judges will be appointed and whoever tells the biggest tale will receive his just deserts. Several young ladies took advantage of the vacation period to stay up at Lake Erie where they laid around and soaked up the actinic rays put out by old Sol. It had a darkening affect on the complexion for they're sporting real coats of tan. Though trips were the essential interest, there were many who were content to stay right at home, possibly making a short trip by day or over week-end. The excessive heat could possibly be blamed to some-extent for much of the inactivity. But then too, there were screens to be fixed, weeds to take out of the gardn and a whole host of odd jobs around the house. Anyway, it's all over until next year and though thev'U still be talkinf about the past two weeks, there are those who are already thinking what they'd like to do next year. That's what a vacation does, to you. RESIDENT'S SISTER DIES Red Cross Classes to Start Thursday Women Will Have Chance to Help Without Giving Money Sewing classes for Red Cross work will start Thursday morning at 9 o'clock when Mrs. Frease of the Canton chapter arrives to show the women how the work is to be handled. The work will be done in the Community Building and will be continued all day. Those women who plan to spend the day there are asked to bring one dish and their own table service for a pot luck dinner. Any woman who cannot come for the entire day is urged to come for as long as she can, even though it may be only for a half hour. Most persons cannot give money or material wealth to such causes as the Red Cross but they can give a little time and effort and it is to such as these that the organization is now making its appeal. Generosity has surprisingly little to do with money when it is work that needs to be done and now the women in North Canton are being given the opportunity to help those in great need, even though they are not able to give money directly. o Frank Services Held Tuesday Wonvan Dies at Daughter's Home After Long Illness Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Paul's church for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Frank, 73, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Victor J. Horning Saturday afternoon. Rev. Fr. Anthony V. Mechler sang the requiem high mass and the body was placed in the mausoleum at Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Frank, a life long resident of this district, had been ill for a year. She was the widow of Edward J. Frank who died in 1928. She was a member of St. Paul's church and the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. Survivors are five sons, Herman P. of Massillon, Edward H. of Lake Cable, Raymond B. of North Canton, and Ellis A. and Richard A. of Canton; four daughters, Mrs. Henry A. Schneider of North Canton, Mrs. Martin L. Seifert of Massillon, Mrs. Edwin P. Rohr of North Lawrence and Mrs. Horning in whose home she died; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mohler of Middlebranch and Mrs. Catherine Frank of North Canton; 49 grand children and four great grandchildren. G\\l£% AMERICAN ft CD CROSS WCTU Sets Date For Convention Travelers Reach Goal This Week 19 Boys From Hartville, Canton and North Canton Take Long Planned Three Week Western Vacation Trip Mrs. Preece of Massillon, Sister of Mrs. Henry Marchand, Succumbs Mrs. Caroline Preece, 79, sister of Mrs. Henry Marchand of North Canton, died at her home in Massillon Sunday. Besides Mrs. Marchand, she is survived by two daughters of Massillon, two sons also of Massillon, two other sisters, four brothers and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's church in Massillon where Mrs. Preece was a member. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Barthelmeh To Speak At Rotary Rural Secretary Briner Discusses Problems' of Youth Discussing the problems of youth O. W. Briner, rural secretary of the Central Y. M. C. A. in Canton,, speaker at the Rotary meeting Thursday evening, told Rotary members the things that youth wanted and was searching for. "They want activity, knowledge, recognition and understanding, and religion," he declared," as well as a chance to make good." The speaker at the regular Rotary meeting this Thursday will be A. C. L. Barthelmeh, prosecuting attorney. He will discuss law enforcement and crime prevention. o Sloan Wins Merit Award Women Hear Talk on Pioneer Mothers at Tuesday Meeting The date for the County convention of the W. C. T. U. has been set for September 17, to be "held in the Community Christian churcu. This was decided upon at the regular business meeting held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Louise Evans. The program for the meeting Tuesday included a talk on pioneer mothers. Mrs. Edna Williams told how much these women accomplished in the face of so many difficulties which women of today do not have to bother with in their world of scientific aids. Mrs. Maggie Taylor, speaking on "Making the World More Homelike" stressed forgetting ourselves in making others happy, being just in our criticisms and accepting our responsibilities as a means toward making this possible. Music for the program was furnished by the Misses Doris and Myrtle Denton who gave three violin and piano numbers. Mrs. Velma Wise closed the meeting with devotions. Hostesses were Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Stella Lesh. The next meeting will be held September 10 instead of the dat6 announced earlier. Delegates Chosen For Convention Jester and Keith to Represent Local Legion in Toledo Otis C. Jester and J. M. Keith have been elected local representatives to the American Legion State convention to be held in Toledo August 25-27 inclusive. On. the 26th a three hour parade will" bei held through the city. ' A separate contest for Drum and Bugle corps will be held at Sway- ne field on the 25th. Thirteen first prizes and seven second prizes will be given in different contests held throughout the convention. Membership in the Legion during 1940 reached a new record with 1,054,267 members, surpassing the former record set in 1931 with 1,053,909 members. It represents also a" gain of approximately 45,- 000 members within a year. Calls Gridders Harold Sloan who recently returned from a months training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, was awarded the rating of Sergeant, It was the fourth year Sloan had spent at the camp and this year he was given a merit award for his military bearing, neatness and attention to duty. He is now eligible to take an examination which will enable him to take a reserve officers commission. Veteran Flyer First High School Practice Will be Held August 20 Though it's still the middle of the summer and baseball has full sway, football has started its in- I roads into the minds of fans as the first call for practice for North Canton athletes has been given by Coach Ray Swope. Swope asks that all interested high school students report at the school either at 9:30 a. m. or 6:30 p. m. .Monday, Aug. 19. Uniforms will be issued at this time. Practice will start promptly at 9 a. m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. The team, facing its usual tough schedule was greatly riddled by graduation but Swope hopes to have a fighting squad that will offset the loss. Nineteen boys, their adviser, and the bus driver pulled away from the Community building early Monday morning, amid the goodbyes of all their friends, enroute for their long anticipated and adventurous trip to Yellowstone National park. Wednesday morning only eleven boys had signed for the trip but by starting time eight more .had been added to the list, filling the necessary quota .with four extra besides. Boys who went on the trip are from Canton, North Canton and Hartville. They are John Cobby, Dick Davies, John Favret, Bill Hadley, Don McCoy, Jason McCoy, Bill McGeehon, and Bob Walters of Canton; Glen "Graber, Don Long, and Bill Schumacher of Hartville; Bruce Greenho, Joe Harpold, Tom Hurlburt, Bill Miller, Bob Oberlin, Ralph Saylor, Bill Shuttleworth, and Rich Walten- baugh of North Canton. Bob Davidson is driving the bus and Jack Coughlin, boy's activities director of the Community building is in charge of the trip. By the end of this week the boys will be camping in the park exploring its many beauty spots and en- joing the open life. They will return home the 25th of this month. o Mrs. Roosevelt to Speak in Canton H. R. Knickerbocker, Foreign Correspondent Also to Talk Opening a series of four lectures in the Canton Forum Lecture series, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt will speak on the "Relationship of the Individual to the Community" at the First Christian church on Sunday afternoon, November 17. The lecture series, sponsored by the Canton Jewish center will also bring H. *R. Knickerbocker to Canton. Mr. Knickerbocker, well known- American foreign correspondent Ihas recently" returned to this country from the war zone where he was following the Allied army. He .will speak on Wednesday eve- ning/JDeceniber 4«-**" ' The-Town Hall-- committee expects to announce the other two speakers soon. The lectures will all be held in the First Christian church" Mrs. Roosevelt will give the only afternoon lecture. CLINE BROUGHT HOME SATURDAY First man to fly the aerial battlefield of Europe in the last war is Capt. E. D. C. Heme of Chicago who in 1919, as chief pilot of the newly formed British Imperial Airways, made the first flight over the old London-Paris-Berlin-Am- sterdam-Zurich air route which war has taken over. Today along this air -route is being decided the fate of nations. Library Gets New Music Large Number of Selections Added to Bound File Sheets The library has just received close to two hundred new musical selections to add to its collection of popular and semi-popular, music files. These pieces have been donated to the library for the use cf anyone who needs music for programs or any such thing. Listed among them are songs which were popular several years ago. These music files have proved popular with program planners in the past because they offer aid in helping any type of music program. The pieces include vocal and instrumental selections for almost any instrument. They are neatly bound to prevent hard wear and to preserve them for many years. o Commfcinication in Defense In line with national plans for defense, the Ohio Bell Telephone company and other related lines of communication are taking steps to meet demands which the national government may impose. Emergency power installations are being increased and precautions are being taken against any crippling effects which might disrupt the service. The company is working closely with the army and navy to determine their needs at their posts. Man Suffers Severe Bruises and' CWts in Unusual Accident Harrison Cline, who was injured in an unusual accident on Portage street last Wednesday, was brought home from Mercy hospital Saturday. It was first reported that he suffered only cuts and bruises on his arms and shoulders but later' discovered he also had severe' bruises on both legs. He will be confined to his bed for some time yet. Cline was measuring_ the curb on - Portage street for a driveway when an empty car rolled down the street and struck him. He was immedi-- atelv taken to the hospital for a thorough examination and treatment and remained there several days. o School Teacher Appointed Following, the resignation of Miss Eleanor Evans, teacher of English and physical education at North Canton High school, the school board approved the appointment of Miss Lucille Gordon of Co-' lumbus to replace her, at its meeting Tuesday evening. Miss Gordon is a graduate of Ohio State university and has had several years teaching experience. She will teach the same courses Miss Evans formerly taught. Reception Room NASSAU, BAHAMAS.—Guests of the Duke and Duchess of Wind-, sor at their" new home, Govern-- ment House, here, will pass through this lovely room with its stately columns in entering the official residence of the new Governor of the Bahamas. 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|Title||The Sun, 1940-08-07|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
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IF ONfc^WE DIDN'T HAVE TO GOB*CK
Our Solemn Obligation
It is not too early to sound the call to all citizens that
they are soon to exercise the most valuable right and solemn
duty imposed on Americans by virtue of their citizenship.
That is to select which individuals and which party are to
govern us for the next four years.
To have to appeal to a m\an or woman to cast their votes
is fundamentally wrong and abhorrent to our system of
government. An appeal implies a free choice of action. Casting your vote for choice of government is a non-transferable
personal obligation. It is a serious responsibility that each
voter owes to the United States any all of its citizens and
only physical or mental, incapacity-excuses anyone from discharging it.
The duty is more than to visit a polling booth and mark
crosses on a piece of paper. Each voter is obligated to seriously study what each party stands for and to evaluate the
ability of each candidate from the viewpoint of which will be
best for all of the people of the United States and the
country as a whole. Sectional differences, passion, prejudice
or selfishness should never be allowed to interfere in the selection, of our government.
When election day comes in November, having arrived
at a firm conviction, each voter guarding our national interests as he or she would their own, then steps forward and
expresses his or her opinion.
To do less than this simple duty is to stand convicted of
a moral crime against our own United States, its.citizens,
neighbors and friends, family and the individual.
The U.S. Goes On As Usual
Washington, D. <3.,—July-August—For" many weeks the
people of the United States have lived in a state of excitement and fear over the "European war, principally because
the German raiders havetoeen horrible, and successful in their
methods. Our own Government ^programs have been whipped into shape and everything is on the move. The United;
States will be on a war bagjs to defend our.coupjtryland tthe
W^s^m-Hemispheresby the time .the |