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\ *•'-<W-*"-t_-sjsy^^a?S-'-?*t-^*'VK~-: *?''■"*"-° -i"*? ^IMORIAL 0AK -£*-^V-*<^f^^^ " ;"C^*H?-^"^r*:;'^W^Kl •^r*? ^*-'V:9i^ -^ap^^* VOL. 18—No. 31 .NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1941 ?1.50 PER YEAR Students Get Awards at End of School Term Ladene Roberts, Tom Schick Named Head of Class in Scholastic Achievement — Others Also Given Recognition Privation and Privies The national defense effort is the first, job before the American people at the moment and no one can afford to waste time talking about things that already have happened, said Albert W. Hawkes, newly elected president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, recently. "This is the time," he added, "for us to see that those things necessary to our national defense program are executed in the most efficient way and to see that the principles of conservation and economy which made this a great nation are followed." It looks now as if this country is licking the defense production problem;—substantial quantities of war materials of all kinds are pouring out of our factories, and in the opinion of competent authorities we will soon be producing more of tEem than any other nation. What this country hasn't licked . is the problem of how to pay for defense without either rolling up a national debt which will make eventual national bankruptcy an ever-present specter, or burdening the nation with taxes great enough to force our standard of living down to a subsistence basis. At the moment, a new tax bill of unprecedented severity is in the headlines. But relatively little is heard of something which is every bit as important—a program to reduce government costs in non-defense activities to ease the tax burden. Certainly, it cannot be argued that such retrenchment is impossible. Here, for instance, is what Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau said recently before the House Ways and Means Committee: "It would be folly to assume that we can continue to spend now as we did in normal times." The Secretary then testified that up to $1,000,000 of non-defense items can be lopped off the budget—almost a third as much as the new tax bill would produce. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States, at its recent annual meeting, estimated* $2,000,000,000 could be eliminated. v,-* ..Congress cannot escape this responsibility. Congress can jsoldhger listen to those who ask for swimming 'pools for towns, and privies for individuals. We are starting this defense program, with a $50,000,000,000 "pre-defense" debt on our backs. We're going to have to do more than talk about sacrifices-^-we're going to have to make sacrifices. *> jf Vacations Mean More Now Americans take vacation time seriously. We work hard and play hard in this country. A humorous magazine, paying too much attention to the latter habit, once declared that America isn't a country—it's a picnic. Vacations mean a lot to us because they are a part of the" whole pattern of freedom under which we live. No state- arranged "workers' tours" and "labor battalion holidays" for us! The people of the United States pay their ten billion dollars annually for amusement and recreation in their own liberty-loving way! Well, summer is nearly here again, and this is not quite like other years. A huge national defense program is under way, calling for the best that is in every one of us. And it is already apparent that for some Americans, there will be less time for relaxation this year than heretofore. Skilled management will be in great demand at this crucial time in the defense program. The busy employer, whose symbol at present is the sandwich and cup of coffee for a lunch at his desk, will often be forced to forego a vacation this year. Skilled workers will be in great demand, too. Already the employees of some companies working on defense have voted to take their vacation pay as a bonus; and go right on working to make sure that their country will be armed in time. _ But if the management and workmen in our industries, and all those who have a stake in building this nation's defenses, can give less thought to the pleasures- of a summier in the mountains or on the beach, there is at least one point they will not forget. It is privileges, lik© these that they are working harder now in order to render secure. And any liberty is only a thing of worth and dignity if those who enjoy it are willing to make sacrifices to insure against its being taken away. Tom Schick and Ladene Roberts will share top honors at commencement exercises for being the two highest ranking seniors in scholarship achievement over the four year period. They will head a class of 64 seniors who will complete their high school careers at the exercises Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium. Other high honors in sports, scholastic achievements, music, debate and most all phases of high school activity will be well distributed throughout the class as the graduating boys and girls don their caps and gowns for the final program. In assembly program at the high school Monday afternoon all stu dents who have earned medals, letters and certificates during the past year were presented with their awards, including underclassmen as well as seniors. Under medal awards, Marian Nodle and Ralph Saylor were giv en medals for general activities; Ann Wolf and Max Rohrer for citizenship; Tom Schick for debate; Richard Waltenbaugh, Richard DeMuesy, Max Rohrer, Robert Som-, mer, Ralph Vogt, and Junior McCue for student council; and Marian Nodle for cheer leader. Senior scholarship awards were given to John Anderton, John Baxter, Wanda Blatti, Richard DeMuesy, Nancy Dillin, Charles King, Dorothy Kolp, Jayne Kuntzman, Ladene Roberts, Max Rohrer, Ralph Saylor, Tom Schick, Ralph Vogt, Richard Waltenbaugh, Jack Weinhart, Blanche Wenger, Frank Wise, and Ann Wolf. General scholarship awards were divided into three groups; gold medal winners, silver medal winners for second place and bronze medal winners for third place. Gold medal winners were Dolores Kintz, Ruth Frye, Louis Acheson, Kenneth Schug, Robert Smiley, • Virginia Lesh, and Ladene Roberts. Silver medal winners were Joe Kintz, Charles Howes, Evelyn Metzger, Tom Smith, Frank Wise, Zane Schlemmer, Ann Wolf, and _.-;. .^Continued on Page 8) -^-_'__ """ • :_ :—"o i... . .r?. - . Chairmen Named for Hoover Picnic Program Planned to Aflow More Freedom During ^ay Plans are well under wa-^fctfor the Hoover-Community picnic to be held at Geauga Lake Parky Saturday, June 21. jL Committee chairmen, whojjnave been named to start work ons^eir part of the program includjfe H. Ginther, prize committee; <3£ W. Studer, contests; C. E. finger, dance;- R. F. Miller, transp&*ta- tion; L. Sebald, equipment; William Leed, publicity; and R.'^-E Trachsel, music. - - T^jL^ One of the outstanding variances in the program this year will 1j£ the plan" to cut down on planri*^ activities so that the picnic-goera .will have more opportunity '-Jfo make use of the -many facilities, which the park offers. The contests will be held in the morning and the band will also appear then.. Dancing will be in the afternoon but the girls' baseball game, swimming, horseshoes and fireworks will be eliminated. Highfield Johnson is general chairman of the picnic. Nelipn Funeral Helcf Tuesday Hoover Office Manager Killed in Accident Saturday Funeral services for Glenn Nelson, 42, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Sa'tur--. The Boys in Blue of '61 Delegates Return Frdm Convention yy day, May 24, 1941 were held in Community" Christian church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in North Canton cemetery. Rev. M. A. Cossaboom was in charge of the services. Mr. Nelson,' an office manager in the "Hoover company, was" injured Saturday afternoon when his car left the road on Rt, 21 north of Navarre, and struck a telephone pole. He was rushed to Massillon City hospital where he died shortly afterward. He had been associated with the Hoover Co. for 17 years and prior to that time had taught school in Conneaut, Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elma Nelson, a daughter, Tacie Lee of the home; his mother, Mrs. Harriet Nelson of Conneaut; four brother's-, Frank an-jUVeme.qf Ash-- tabula, Robert of TConneaiifc -Snd Julius of North Canton; and oiic sister, Mrs. H. P. Rosebrook of Canton. ' ' ' Hi-Y Plans Hayride Decoration Day Parade to Start on Harmon St. «ev. G. B. Wetherbee to Be TMajin Speaker at Annual Services in Witwer Park; Otis Jester General Chairman of Program The last group picture of the "boys in blue" was taken the day they watched a younger generation of soldiers go out to a greater and far distant battlefield. Fourteen in all, they cheered as loudly as they had been cheered when they marched away toward the south many years before. None of them are left now, but all their graves are decorated each year on Memorial day, the day first set aside for them and their fellow soldiers. In this group, left to right are, back row: Henry Holl, Samuel Willaman, Mr. Moore, George Fogel, Ulrich Huber, and Lew Lynn. In the front row reading left to right are George Willaman, William Suffecool, Frank Schiltz, Moses Hower, Joseph Struchen, Levi Hartong, Samuel Arntz and Daniel Shriner. ■And The Boys in Khaki of '17 Unnecessary Paradox "At the end of the first nine months of the present fiscal year the number of persons holding jobs in business and industry waB 5 per cent higher than at the start of that period. Over the same nine months WPA rolls showed a net increase of 5.9 per cent despite the demands of defense production."' Thus we have the present paradox of better business on the one hand and more Americans on relief on the other. It would be hard to think of an explanation of this fact that made much sense, but there is certainly a need for some careful examination to discover what is wrong with the picture. The rise in relief rolls at a time when industry is steadily taking on new workers is similar in nature to expansion of government activities and increase in costs in a number of other non-defense fields. These activities were depression- born; they were conceived as "emergency efforts;" tod it Was surely the theory of their sponsors that substantial business recovery would bring about a complemental lower cost for them. A study indicates that these hopes are not being realized. Surely it is fair to carry the argument one step further and suggest that they can and should be. When the nation is bending every effort for defense, when the taxpayer is facing unprecedented burdens, the average American citizen has the right to demand that his governmental representatives keep non-defense costs as low as possible. The evidence mounts up that economy of this type is both, reasonable and possible. . - - •. S*^-£*il"?ie-^^^ Junior Flower. Pageant Highlight of Week's Program The' general theme of the entire convention celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Federation of Women's Clubs in America was based on the current world situation and the part America should play in it. Among those women from North Canton groups who attended the convention held in Atlantic City last week were Mrs. T. M. Hahn, president of the Senior Woman's club and Mrs. George Henderson, advisor of the Junior club and delegate at large. They, attended the convention for four days and among the speakers which they heard were Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana and Senator Claude Pepper of Florida, who conducted a forum on the topic, "Should Ships to England be Convoyed by American Ships?" One evening the delegates attended the Town Hall of the Air and heard Dr. Robert Hutchins of Chicago university and Col. W. J. Donovan speak on the topic "Shall We Do Whatever Necessary to Insure British Victory?" On Wednesday evening, May 21, a pageant -was given by members of various clubs on seven episodes in the growth of a Womens' federation in America. Maxim of thx pageant was "The most American tiling in all America is the Amen- can woman's club." Thursday evening members of the Junior Woman's club put on a flower pageant representing each state with a float. It was one of the most colorful parts of th*e entire convention. - The latter part of the convention was given over to the activities of the junior clubs. Three delegates from the North Canton club attended. They were Ruby Ryder, Iris Hershberger and Helen Moore, o Talenf Show lo Be Held Here May 30 Show to Be Held at Park Theater for Local Girls A search for screen talent in North Canton and surrounding communities will be conducted in North Canton at" the Park theater on Friday evening, May 30 at 9 o'clock when young ladies between the ages of 14 and 25 have been invited to try out-for a screen contract. The girl winning the contest will be given a trip to Columbus to compete in the* state contest and a-screen test will be given=to her free of charge. It-is possible that more than one contestant may have a chance at the: screen test Just a few days before Memorial day in the year 1917 this group of young men were honored in special services in North Canton for the service they were to give their country. Two of them, Carl Moledor and Guy Price were already in uniform and the Test were already called and waiting to go. It was only fitting that their fellow townsmen should give them a happy send-off. Standing across the front of the platform, left to right they were Carl *Moledor, now of Canton; Brock Halstead, now in Michigan; Elmer Koontz of North Canton; Ollie Deetz of North Canton; Stanley Rhuland, now at a hospital in Marion, Ind.; Jeff Stevens, killed in action; Paul McKee; Raymond King of North >Canton; and Mayor Guy Price. The old gentleman seated in the foreground is- John Evans, father of William Evans. Civil War Mothers Start Memorial Day Members of the Senior Hi-Y are sponsoring a hay-ride for members of both Hi-Y groups and their guests Saturday evening, leaving the Community building at 7:30. They plan to go to Mosquito Hollow near Nimishilla Dam. William Cossaboom is general chairman, Charles Howes, program chairman, Martin Surbey in charge of the wagons and Lawrence Bishop, Dick DeMuesy and Jack Willaman in charge of refreshments. Student Never Absent or Tardy Greentown Girl Sets Record for Twelve Years Twelve years of school—and not a tardy or absence mark to mar the record. That is the goal Miss Pauline Eaver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eaver of Greentown will have completed when she receives her high school diploma at Greentown high school commencement exercises next Monday evening. ■.- - /.fi^^p^-, li „C •;'. PAULINE EAVER With her formal school life in the public schools already ended, Miss Eaver is waiting only for commencement to make her record completely official. The perseverance she has shown in achieving such a record has also shown its results in her school work and in the activities in which she took part while in school. Her name has stood well up on the honor roll and she has taken an active part in her class plays. The record which she has set may well be a goal toward which other students might work for she has very ably proved the value of faithful and perfect .attendance. Jammer School 7 Registration Next Week Six Week Session to Start Monday, June 9 Registration for summer school in North Canton for students in North Canton and surrounding communities will be held in the Grade school office Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 4, 5, and 6. This is the second year summer classes will be offered here and there have already been several requests for them. It is planned to conduct the classes for a six week •term with the hours from 8 o'clock to 12. Adjustments may be made if- an individual who desires some course may not attend during that time. In order to attend the school a student must have the permission of his principal or superintendent and cannot take more than two subjects. Tuition for grade school work -will be $4 for one subject or $7.50 for two. In high school classes where there are two or more in the class the fee is $4.50 for Vz unit and ?8 for & complete unit. Where there is only one in the class it will be $7.50 for % unit or $14 for a unit. Everyone who registers for the classes must report on Monday, June 9 at 8 o'clock for their schedule and assignments. Booster Glub Ready to Start Work on Field Wagoner, Evans Commend Students for Achievement With complete reports on the circus and banquet ready to be given at the next meeting, the North Canton Booster club is all set to go ahead with work on the football field toward which they have been -working all spring. . Appropriate recognition was given to high school-students who won scholastic and athletic honors during the past year at the banquet last Saturday evening. Merle Wagoner of Kent State university, first speaker for the evening, commended the athletes on their accomplishments and en couraged them to keep going forward as they have done in the past. Dean Howard Evans of Akron ■university complimented the students on their scholastic achievements in bis address. More than 350 guests were present at the banquet, followed with the speeches in the high school building. Gordon Curry was program chaimrian. POSTOFFICE CLOSED *n observance of Decoration day the North Canton postoffice will not be open during the day and there, .-will be no deliveries of mail. RegHlar hours will he observed on ThuMsdav and Saturday. Open Next Week Classes Can Be Added to - Schedule if Requested The Community Swimming pool on Hower St. is scheduled to open for the summer sometime next week with the definite date as yet undecided. The planned schedeule has been arranged on a tentative basis and if there are enough requests for more classes or changed hours it will be rearranged accordingly. The schedule as it now stands is as follows: 9:30 a. m., Women's- class; 11:30 a. m., adult class; 1:30, beginners' training class and Red Cross Life Saving; 2:30, advanced swimmers class; 3:00, intermediate swimmers training class; 4:30, open swimming and boys and girls swimming team. After 7 o'clock the pool is open to all adults, with a slight charge made for children Members of the Community building will be admitted free but there is an admission charge for non-members Mexaan&l day in North Canton! OwSmsmIs.^ D«.l «U this year-will bring-to many per- OWI-SllllIng 1*00! 10 sons a thrill of memory as they recall former days of parades and celebrations, similar to those to be held this year when the country again hangs at the brink of war. Earliest celebrations on May 30 in North Canton, (New Berlin), were started shortly after the Civil war when many North Canton boys ireturned to their homes from (Southern battlefields. Each year the various patriotic groups and organizations gathered for a parade down the streets of the village, then unpaved, out to Witwer park where they honored those of the last war -with drum corps and upeakers. The history of Memorial day as it is now celebrated in most of the states of the union has several different versions. One source claims that it was first celebrated in Portsmouth, Ohio on May 30 in the first year of the Civil war. In April of that year President Lincoln had called for the first volunteers and s. well trained unit from the Ohio \ illage responded. Only a few days later, in the early part of May, some of them were sent home, maimed or dead from their first battlefield. On May 30 their mothers and friends from the women's society took a few flowers out to the Greenlawn cemetery where the graves were still fresh and held a few brief prayers and exercises. The service was repeated each year throughout the war and when the flnal gun had sounded neighboring Ullages took up the practice until the G. A. R. heard of it and through it and through the efforts of General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief and U. S. Senator, the day was legalized as a memor- iul day. A second version has it that the fl.rst remembering of the war dead vras held in Richmond, Va. on Belle Isle, site of a Confederate prison during the war. Andrew Washburn, superintendent of the Richmond schools and F. B. Fay, mayor, worked out the idea and on May 3.0, 1866 took a party to Belle Isle i or a simple service. Mr. Fay set up a cross among the graves and members of the party fastened flowers to the headboards marking the graves. When they gathered around the cross to sing the sun suddenly broke through the clouds and shone on the cross. Instinctively they knelt in prayer in that cemetery of var dead, around the cross. However the custom stated, it is *,ow observed in all of the states of the union except Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,'' Mississippi, North and South Carolina ana Texas. These states generally observe the same celebration on April 26. FIRE CALLS The North Canton fire department answered calls to the Hoover Co. to extinguish a blaze in the ventilatin"g system and to the Russell Shollenberger farm to put out a grass fire during the past week. Neither blaze caused much dam- **?•.-^" -•' - ( Mrs. Thomas Ewing Dies at Home Monday Funeral to Be Thursday With Burial in Creston On Thursday morning at 11 o'clock funeral services will be held for Mrs. Thomas B. Ewing, 35, who died unexpectedly in her daughter's home at 517 W. Maple Monday night, May 26, 1941. Mrs. Ewing had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Morrison for a number of years. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by one son, Thomas Ewing of Creston, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Following the services in North Canton the body will be taken to the Presbyterian church in Creston for a second service. Rev. John Barker will officiate. Burial will be in Creston, the former home of Mrs. Ewing. o ■ — Three Involved in Accident Thursday Three persons were shaken up and slightly injured last Thursday evening when their cars collided on Portage St. Driver ofythe first car, M. P. Reeder, of Duland, Mich, was traveling west on Portage' and when he started to make a left turn into the'driveway of the W* H. Reeder' home at 228 Portage he collided with the car driven by Tom Swonger of R. D. 1 Uniontown . Mr. Reeder was accompanied by his motHer, Mrs. Reeder of Marlboro, Ohio. Both of them were thrown from the car and sustained cuts and bruises. Swonger was only shaken up. Both cars were considerably damaged. North Canton will honor her vcar dead with a Memorial day pa- -" rade and services in Witwer park- I'nday morning, May 30.* "The- speaker for the day will be Rev. G. * ''. Wetherbee. Otis Jester, commander of the North Canton post of the American J^egion is general chairman of the program which will start with a ' parade at 9:45.* Services in the park will start promptly at -10 * <i clock. A decorating committee from the " Region-post and the auxiliary" will '-lecorate the graves of soldier dead in North Canton cemetery prior to' the ceremonies in North Canton.- ,:he firing squad will also be present to fire a salute to those buried there. ' . The parade will form on Harmon street at 9:30 and at 9:45 wiil ■ start. Going up Harmon it is -to turn north on Main to Witwer St and east on Witwer to the park". While the":5committee is getting set ifor. the services the. high school band will give two selections. D. E. Applegate, sergeant-at- arms will_ be in charge of the flag- laising ceremony, followed by the posting of the Legion and auxiliary banners. During this procedure everyone will stand at salute or with their heads uncovered, while the band., plays the Star Spangled Banner. * Father Anthony V. Mechler will. give the invocation and the mixed Chorus of the high school will sing 'God Bless America." During the roll call of deceased veterans read by T. G. Denton children from the 4th and 5th grades Xirill decorate the crosses set up for them and Mrs. Elmer Miller, president of the auxiliary will place a wreath on the tomb of all the deceased veterans. The brass quartet from the high * school band will give a selection after which Mayor Guy Price will introduce Rev. Wetherbee. Following his address the Legion jitual will be conducted .by Commander Jester,' with the salute, to fcbe*'dead hy 'the firing squad, taps and" eches 'oy Bugler D. W. Roush and retirement of the colors while the high school band plays Ameri- ca. s " Allen Schneider is in charge of the school children for the parade, 8. W. Gray in charge of the Boy Scouts, D. E. Applegate in charge of the color guard and John Stover, firing squad. D. W. Roush is in charge of the program and E. J. Herbruck will handle the loud_^ speaker equipment. T. G. Denton lias made the necessary park arrangements. In the event of rain the services will be held at the Community building. o — Raymond Jeffreys Greentown Speaker Twenty-one Students to Get Diplomas Monday Raymond Jeffreys of Columbus, a traveler, soldier, author and lee- - turer will be the speaker at the Greentown high school commencement exercises to be held Monday evening, June 2, in the school auditorium. Marie Traxler and Warren Shoemaker head the class of 21 graduating seniors as valedictorian and salutatorian respectively. Baccalaureate services will' be held Sunday evening, June 1 in the Methodist church with Rev. C. A. &>WX>MD c/. <J£FF&EYS Way of the Nazarine church delivering the address. Rev. Dean Marston of the church will also appear on. the program. - ,The -list of graduates includes Mary Colagrande, Rose Cutropia, Joseph Crimaldi, Pauline Donat, Pauline Eaver, Gail Gaumer, Marian Gabric, Eleanor Hershberger, Robert Hooper, Jack Hooper, Mildred Hossler, DeErla Karpp, Agnes Kliner, Juanita Kliner, Ralph Lewis," Dorothy McCleary, Earl Roth, Doris Sells, Warren Shoemaker, Betty Spicer and Marie Traxler. 'Miss Traxler is president of the class; Gail Gaumer vice president; Mildred Hossler, secretary; and Pauline Donat, treasurer. jft'jC,-': ' v-
|Title||The Sun, 1941-05-28|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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