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mww&w0~M>y-yi ?::-C;<s^^T*-Xr *<<*??<? - SEASONS GREETINGS /* %■■ W fe ^Oli^8^(K,ftiv ^r^ 194«r- Last Will and Testament This most famous Will said to be written by an insane lawyer, has become one of the classics of American literature. We take great pleasure in reprinting it for our friends as a token- of our appreciation at this Christmas season. I, Charles Lounsbury, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this, my last Will and Testament, in order, as justly as may be, to distribute my interest in the world among succeeding men. That part of my interests, which is known in law and recognized in sheep-bound volumes as my property, being inconsiderable and of no account, I make no disposal of in this, my Will. My right to live, being but a life estate, is not at my disposal, but these things excepted, all else in the world I now proceed to devise and bequeath: ITEM: I give good fathers and mothers, in trust for their children, all good little words of praise and encouragement, and all quaint pet names and endearments, and I charge said parents to use them justly, but generously, as the needs of their children shall require. ITEM: I leave to children inclusively, but only for the term of their childhood, all, and every, the flowers of the - field, and the blossoms of the woods, with the right to play among them freely, according to the custom of children, warning them at the same time, against the thistles and the thorns. And I devise to children, the banks of the brooks and the golden sands beneath the water thereof, and the odors of the willows that dip therein, and the white clouds that float high over the giant trees. And I leave the children the long, long days to be merry in, in a thousand ways, and the night and?the moon and the train of the milky way to wonder at, but subject, nevertheless, to' the rights hereinafter given to lovers. * • „ ITEM: I, devise rto boys, jointly, all the idle fields and commons, where ball may be played, all pleasant waters where one may swim, All snow clad hills where one may coas-fc-an-I. au^ -fish- or where, when grim wimeV comes, one may skate, to.have and to hold, flie same foiHEhe period of their boyhood. And all the meadows, with the clover blossoms and butterflies thereof, the woods with their appurtenances, the birds and squirrels and echoes and strange noises, and all distant places which may be visited, together, with the adventures there to be found. And I give to said boys, each his own place at the fireside vat night, with all the pictures that may be seen in the burning wood, to enjoy without hindrance, and without any incumbrance of care. ITEM: To lovers, I devise their imaginary world, with whatever they may need, as the stars of the sky, the red roses by the wall, the bloom of the hawthorn, the sweet strains of music, and, aught else that they may desire, to figure to each other the lastingness and beauty of their love. ITEM: To young men jointly, I devise and bequeath all boisterous inspiring sports of rivalry, and I give to them the disdain of weakness and undaunted confidence in their own strength. Though they are rude, I leave to them the powers to make lasting friendships, and of possessing companions, and to them exclusively I give all merry songs and brave choruses to sing with lusty voices. ITEM: And to those who are ho longer children, or youths, or lovers, I leave memory, and bequeath to them the volumes of poems of Burns and Shakespeare, and of other poets; if there be any, to the end that they may live the old days over again, freely and fully without tithe or diminution. -ITEM: To the loved ones with snowy crowns, I bequeath the happiness of old age, the love and gratitude of their children-until they fall asleep. Beautiful Christmas If you look at Christmas as a spectacle, a kind of supreme picture of both physical charm! and smybolic beauty; it is hard to find any occasion that is superior to. it. People - like to see life as a kind of ascending -scale. So they love to see the year close -with a grand climax in which the Christmas holiday is the finest thing we have seen in the 12 months. So the year approaches its end in a blaze of glory. As the Christmas season comes near, the homes take on a charm they have not seen for 12 months. The green of wreaths transmits the beauty of the forest to commonplace daily iiaunts. The little evergreen tree transfers the spirit oixthe hills to our homes. When it is decked with colored lights or candles and tinsel, the sparkling picture makes the - children scream with delight, and the older folks feel equally happy. Colored lights and candles fill the streets with brightness, and tell the world that the time of joy has come. Towns are festive under the glow of these thousands of ' little lamps. In "the churches surpassing pictures have been arranged. . . The" choirs present carols and anthems in which the inspiration of melody and harmony has come down through the _r ages to thrill our hearts. With emotion stirred by song and 'rhythm-.the mind is lifted far, out of its common place ruts into a paradise of hope and cheer. . The old folks catch the infection of merriment from the ; children, and act like spring Iambs on a simny day in April. -A day that is so full of happiness should have many thoughts 'of the Giver of all Good, and a thankful resolve to carry the Christmas spirit over into the new year, and let it lighten "the^nath of daily toil. :v7£* Chimes Ring Over North Canton Monday Pantomine 'Silent Night, Holy Night;' Orchestra, Glee Clubs, and Choirs on Annual School Program. Christmas carols, played on chimes resounded over North Canton village Monday evening from 7 to 7:30 as records of the carols were broadcast from an amplifier at the high school building The half hour program was a prelude to the annual Christmas program presented by the combined musical units of the grade school and high school and the high school dramatic club. The high school orchestra opened the program with "Christmas Overture," directed by Francis Hammond, music supervisor. The grade school choir which was next on the program sang three numbers under the direction of Miss Jean Morrison. The high school Girl's Glee club presented three numbers, also; "Holy Season" a Yugaslavia folk song, "Dance of the Gnomes" by McDowell and a Czeck folk song. One of the high spots of the program was the boys choir, composed of 50 soprano and alto voices, part of which are changed and the other part unchanged. They were accompanied by pipe organ effect music, planned to create cathedral effect with a stained glass window in the background and candles on the small organ with the whole scene lit by "dim colored lights which receded and brightened (hiring the songs. The latter part of the program was the pantomine, "Silent Night, Holy Night," which was repeated from the program last year by popular request. Miss Helen McCall played the part of the mother telling the Christmas story to her children as she put them to bed. The children were played by Nancy Powell and Max Willaman. As she told the story reproductions of famous paintings of the story appeared on the screen. These pictures were drawn by students in the art-'-classes at school. After the children were asleep Santa Claus, impersonated by Glenn Spangler came on stage and brought the toys to life. Children who took the part of toys included Samuel Oliver and David Basinger as , Jack-in-the-Boxes; Wayne Phalanx Members Install New Chapter Orville Miller Leads Candle- Light Service at Salem: ■*■ - Five members of Alpha "Gamma chapter of Phalanx fraternity of North Canton traveled to Salem Sunday afternoon to initiate-.the Salem chapter of the national Phalanx fraternity. . .' 7, Orville Miller was in charge of the candlelight ceremony. which was held in Salem memorial chapel at 2 o'clock. Those from 'North Canton, besides Miller, taking part in the ceremony were Kenneth Rohrer,, Wilbur Bailey, Jack Coughlin, and Tom Slusser. ; ".• Theme of the regular Thursday- meeting this week will be--"You bring, your toys and. well, break them." It will be game night with Fred Letherman in charge,of the program. n Hi-Y Clubs to Sponsor Dance Friday Night Harvey Decker and Orchestra to Provide Music for- Annual Affair in Pine Decked Building Lobbies. Rotarians Treat Guests to Gala Christmas Party Roy Harpold, as Santa Claus, Distributes Kitchen Utensils to AB Those Present for Good Behavior. Soft colored lights, pine decked lobbies and the smooth ryhthm of Harvey Decker and his orchestra will feature the annual Hi-Y dance to be held at the Community building Friday evening, Dec. 27, from 9 to 1, o'clock. The dance will be semi-formal and open to alumni and friends of the Hi-Y. It will be presided over by a master of ceremonies who accompanies the orchestra. Guests of honor will be Mr. and Mrs.\ Waynef Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hammond, Miss Florence Buchanan and guest, Miss Evelyn Gatrell and guest, and Miss Frances Seederly and guest, It will be the largest dance of the year on the club calendar and is usually attended by close to-a hundred couples. Lawrence Bishop, is general chairman for the whole evening program, assisted by various chairmen and their committees. - - :' .' Both lobbies ot the building will be used with thejcenter waH folded back to make"roomf for**u plat form on which*- tlhe One of the highlights of the 'Christmas social season was the annual Christmas party given by fthe Rotary club for the Rotary- Anns ind honor guests last Thursday evening in the Community Christian church. Santa Claus, in the person of Roy Harpold, added to the merriment of the evening when he handed out presents to all the guest3 for their good behavior during the past year. Each person there was given some small kitchen gadget .which had decorated the large Christmas .tree which stood in the middle of the large room during the party. The meeting was opened by an invocation given by Rev. Norman Emch. President Charles Carper welcomed the guests and honorary members and turned the meeting over to Charles Schafer, program chairman. Mr. Schafer introduced Sister Clara Bailey of the Trinity Lutheran church, who played number of selections on the harp. * Rev. Emch told the Christmas story, of "Simon Strong's Christmas," the story of a cross old maja who was 'taught the true meaning of Christmas by the actions of a group of children whom he had treated unkindly. The guests were led in singing Christmas - carols by Francis Hammond, with Russell Rudy at the piano, and expressed a decided preference for "Jingle Bells." The banquet meal served by the women of- the church was a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, There,will no dinner meeting of tie Rotary this week due to Christmas, but members will meet at the Christiari church at 7 o'clock for their regular session. Birthday Dec. 25 •'-- ~ -z- -. -••5c:" - "^•*^^*^^»:-v'i5^--"':;-^5S^"v-s-^' miuii.--. - - -.-«--, ■."**. •. iu~^.-j_'i,l .t V. *.- fy^-j-i Community Library Gets New Books OTCri6StT3_L Will Taylor, Billy Smith, and.-Cl^to^^;ateWThe^tirex'han is,-to be Carson as tin soldiersjyand^ Patsy Post; Joanne Sayler, Dorothy Warren, Joyce Carol Israel, Yvonne McNlsh, Marilyn Dourhn, and Ei- McNfsh, Marilyn Dohfm, Eilepn Mohler, Martha Miller and Shirley Green as dolls. Entertained at Party Twenty-four children from the Goodwill Mission in Canton were| entertained by the Junior Department of the Zion Reformed church in an annual Christmas party in the church Saturday afternoon. The guests were brought- up from Canton in the Community building bus and greeted by some 40 odd North Canton children who were to be their hosts for the afternoon. The program for the afternoon included group singing of Christmas carols, .followed by a play period. All of the children were given Christmas treats and refreshments were served. decorated with' pine/ boughs, and -Christmas lights and decorations. Bill Cossaboom is chairman of the decorating;- committee which will move and rearrange the furniture in the lobbies for the dance. Dick DeMuesy is head of the committee which will clean up the rooms after,. the dance. Charles Hoare is chairman of the ticket committee and Jack Weinhart is publicity chairman. He has also made arrangements to obtain pine boughs for the decorations. ROYER AUTO DAMAGED^ The automobile belonging to Ir- vin Royer-wa's* considerably damaged Saturday evening when it was sideswiped by a car driven by Harry Hoffman while parked on Portage near Willaman St. Bill Miller, driver of the Royer car had gone to deliver groceries when the Hoffman car, traveling west struck the car and then hit a pole. Boy Picked Up Here Sunday Christmas day will be a day of double celebration for little Carol Joyce Reed who will also celebrate her 4th birthday on Decetnber 25. Carol, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Reed of 616 S. Main, can sing 18 church songs from memory and quote scriptural passages. She often sings solos in church. Carol was named after the Christmas carols sung on her birthday. On Christmas day she will spend part of the time with her grandmother, Mrs. Henry Davis, in Canton who also celebrates Chris'tmas as her birthday. Eagles Aid in Civic Affairs During Year Members to Fill Christmas Baskets for Needy Summing up their accomplishments during the past year, the North Canton Eagles prove their civic mindedness by the projects which they have carried out for the benefit of individuals in the community. Club funds have been used to purchase a wheel chair for a crippled boy otherwise unable to get about and buy a radio which has been presented to Molly Stark sanitarium. During the holiday season the members will fill Christmas bask- 'Oevefend:^ Lath. Goto- Months Travels to- Florida. • A run away boy, being hunted by Cleveland police and-E. B. I. agents for the past month;- was picked up in North-Canton Sunday evening and returned to his par- • ents in Cleveland Heights- The boy, Thomas Montgomery, aged 15, had disappeared from his home in Cleveland around the first of December, and his father, Robert L. Montgomery, fearing something had happened to him, asked the police to aid in the search. ' When he was. picked up by R. A. Smith, police officer he said he had been to Florida with a. companion and during the time of his absence had often slept in. police stations. He was supposedly on - his. way home at the time he was discovered. Smith first contacted Massillon police who- checked with Cleveland and located the boy's father who came here to take him. home. JMor Chamber Has Annual LightingContosf Lights Must be Visible Outside, Turned on Dec. 26, 27. The Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce has announced that their annual Yuletide lighting contest will be conducted along the same plan as it was last year, with al entrants requested to keep their lights turned on between the hours of 6:30 and 11:30 on December 26 and 27. The contest rules this year are the same as last yedr and prizes will be awarded to each of the five districts with three additional prizes. AH lights in the contest must be visible, from the outside and the decision of the judges will be final. Contest chairman is P. W, Krienberg. List Includes South American Stories for Intermediates The tendancy in fiction for some time past has been toward the historical novel and scarcely a phase ef early American history has not had at least one book written about it. One of the latest books to come to' the shelves of the library deals with a different subject—the French and Indian war about Detroit and the Battle of Lake Erie and Perry's victory. It is written by a native Ohioan, Robert Harper, and tells the story of Jubal Johnson who went to Franklinton, now Columbus, Ohio, to make a home for the girl who was waiting for him back in Philadelphia. Jubal was drawn into the war and fought with the English against the French and Indians After months of hardships he went back }o Franklinton to find his best friend had been lost in the fighting and his girl tired of waiting and there soon grew in his heart an intense hatred of war. However he was soon back in the fighting zone and the description of the Battle of Lake Erie is a most stirring tale. For the intermediate readers there are two splendid books which give a better understanding of South America. "South American Roundabout" by Agnes Rotheryis an adventurous travel book with the emphasis on the appearance of the different countries, the interesting people and the surprising animals, with authentic history to give a background and many incidents and amusing legends. "Two Children of Brazil" by Rose Brown portrays an unusually delightful family whose home is a coffee plantation in Brazil. The carnival in Rio de Janerio offers adventures and the story shows a thorough familiarity with this part cf the world. o Couple Celebrate Golden Anniversary Churches Plan Annual Services for Christmas Lutheran, Reformed and St. Paul's have Ceremonies Christmas Eve, Christian Church in Morning Parents of Mrs., Harpold Have Dinner, Tea in Akron. Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Chambon of Akron, parents of Mrs. Roy Harpold, celebrated ihes m North Canton who .gre not taken carei of through, other'agencies. / 0 '■ with a, dinner party for friends .and relatives in the home of their daughter, Mrs.' R. H. Freitag in Akron. • * ' Sixty friends from Beaver Falls, Pa., 7o*c-tW l^ome of J^Lr. and Mrs. Chambon» came to A,ltron in a chaptered' bus 'fo^'attend -the din* ndr and congratulate the couple on their anniversary. • '• Besides the friends there were thirty members of the family who were present at the dinner, some of whom came from long distances to be "there. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Chambon, of Chicago, son and daughter- in-law of the couple; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chambon of Flint, Mich, another son and daughter-in-law, and Mrs. A. L. Crites of Los Angeles, daughter, were present to greet their parents. Sunday afternoon a tea was held from 2 to 7 honoring Mr. and Mrs. Chambon in their own home. Mrs. Crites, who came east to attend the celebration spent last week in North Canton visiting with Mrs. Harpold. Her other brothers and sisters are expected to visit in North. Canton during the holiday week before they return home. Home Ec. Girls Tell Christmas Story in Pictures on Windows of the first Six high school girls, working in their spare moments in and after school hours have completed one of the most colorful displays at the North Canton high school ever planned as a class room project. The girls started the project as a part of their class work in 10th grade home economics. Under the direction of their teacher, Miss Helen Schleppi, they decided to paint the windows of their class room with scenes Christmas. Using ideas from other Christmas pictures two of the girls, Patty Wood and Betty Mooring outlined the pictures on the windows. They capitalized on the fact that there were seven windows in the room and used the center one as the theme of the whole scene—the manger scene with Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus. The picture to the left is of the wise men crossing the desert sands as they follow the light of the -star. On the right of the manger scene two windows show the) shepherds on the hillside, startled to see the angels in the sky announcing the birth of the Lord. The tw-t far windows to the left of the series depict the .wise men from the-East adoring the madonna and child and the presentation of their gifts. The other, window to the far right is not connected with the religious story of Christmas but is simply a Christmas window with Christmas candles and lights- Betty Schreckengost, Helen Cowan, Frances Roush and Ruth Rader assisted in painting the scenes, using show card paints in harmonious, color schemes for the individual pictures. The golden hay on which the child Jay, the black And green of the rocky hillside, the deep blue of the midnight desert, the multicolored clothing of the people, even the brilliant blue of the Child's1 eyes, form the picturesque tapestry for'"the pageant of that night. In planning the colors to~ decorate their room, the girls worked out ideas for color combinations studied in their regular class work. At night the windows are lighted up with colored lights behind each picture so that the people outside the building may see their full beauty. A white light behind the manger scene points it out as the theme of the' series and centers attention on the mother and child. A blue light behind the wise men as they cross the desert toward Bethlehem gives the effect of the travelers pressing onward through the deep blue of night, anxious to reach their goal, and a similar blue lia'ht behind the shepherds on th>. hilf side also signifies the quiet nifcht when the angels appeared in, the sky to tell the story. The madonna and her child are' highlighted with a blue light and the kings from the east with a red class, art students under the direc one as they present their precious J tion of Miss Ruth Schory made gifts. A red light is also behind '"---•■ the window of Christmas candles and trimmings. The lighting effects have been carefully planned to. bring out the best in the pictures, giving more expression to the faces and lending the proper atmosphere to the time and place. Along the same lines as the work carried out by the home economic Christmas scenes of stained glass window designs from colored cellophane for the windows around the main entrance. There are thirteen pictures showing both religious and modern Christmas scenes. The pictures will not be removed from the windows until after the students return to school in January and may be lighted up during the vacation period. Churches in North Canton will igain conduct,their annual Christ- man -eve and Christmas morning services following the lines of simple candlelight ceremonies and Christmas caroling with anthems and solos by choirs and individuals. The first of the services will rstart at 11 o'clock Christmas eve in Zion Lutheran church. It will be a candlelight service featuring in- utrumental Christmas music with a _ Christmas message. The choir will lead a candlelight procession and the congregation will open the (service with Christmas carols. Special music for the program will be given by the Friend sisters, Donna Friend, Mrs. Ruth Mohler, ■ind Mrs. Mabel Yutz. Harold iSchoner at the organ and Marie Burkholtz at the piano will play duets. There will also be a ten minute organ prelude to the whole program. Services at St. Paul's Catholic church will start at 11:30 with the Blessing of the manger and hymns by the congregation, At midnight Rev. Anthony Mechler will conduct 7iigh mass, preaching the Christmas story. Both choir and congregation singing are on the program. At 8:30 Christmas morning the Shepherd's mass will be held with special music by the children's choir. Their numbers will include "Silent Night," "First Noel," "Come AU Ye Faithful," and "Angels We have Heard on High." IjOw Mass will be conducted at 3 0:30 with all services open to the public. Simultaneously with services at St Paul's, Zion Reformed church will conduct its candlelight Christmas program. Following the prelude "The Shepherds" by Mailing ind "Jesu Bambino" by Pietro, the processional will start as the congregation sings the Christmas carol, "Hark ..the Hera}d Angels JSing." Fpllowfifgj- thej'magnificat and invocation,' the choirVwill sing the anthem "Cherubjm Song" by J TchaOdstgv Other anthems which" Ii will be su$g during the service in- <4ude,t /"Now-ALet-, JHe Heavens %dore"TRe%'-?"Ghry*%o God in the ffigheet^:...'. and -, Hallelujah Chorus.''. "O, Holy Night" will be sung, by Miss Genevieve Richards with a violin obligato by Miss Thelma Earle. - The candlelight service will be started with an introduction by the pastor and the lighting of the candles of the messengers. The messengers will then go through (he audience, lighting the candles of the congregation while the choir sings "Silent Night, Holy Night." The Community Christian church tvill have its service at 6:30 Christ- mast morning. The Junior choir will carry lighted candles in the processional, singing "Adestes Fi- deles." Audrey Hamilton will sing "Jesu Bambino," and the high school choir will sing the numbers "Westminster Carol" and "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." Miss Jeanne Myers will sing the solo, "There's a Song in the Air" and numbers by the senior choir will include "All Hail the Virgin's Son" and "The Shepherd's Story." The recessional will be "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." _o Girl Reserve Holiday Scheduled for Friday Neighboring Clubs Invited to Annual Gathering: Plans are going forward for the Girl Reserve holiday to be held at 1he Community building Friday, 27. The holiday is an annual f!!$ Dec. event sponsored by "the girls' club lo increase interest in their work. Several neighboring clubs have been invited to participate in the program and replies have been received from the clubs in Union- lown, Canal Fulton, and Middle- branch. Girls from the Fairmont Children's home have also been invited to the meeting which will start at 2 o'clock at the Community building. Each club who attends the Holiday is expected to give a ten-minute entertainment as part of the program. Jean Warstler is general chairman for the entire affair. Jean Kuntzman is chairman in charge of the singing, Evelyn Metzger and Jean Masline, chairmen for name tags, and Donna Davidson in charge of the refreshments. Devotions, which will be conducted by, Dorothy Kolp, will be a silent candlelight worship service based on the theme, "The American Way of Life." A sextet composed of Pauline Chenot, Alice Van Vran- kin, Janice Hanel, Marian Phillips, Norma Daily, and Wanda Blatti, will present musical selections during the devotions. Group singing will be led by Miss Frances Seederly. NOTICE Since regular publication day next week will be New Years, the • Sun will be printed and delivered Tuesday. In order that we may accomplish this, it will be necessary for all news and advertising to reach this office not later than Saturday. jj£^^j*fe^&a!^^r|_S^^j2^^£^^^SSi5ffi^S^2SS_^_^ ____«5U i*.(
|Title||The Sun, 1940-12-25|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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