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■JS^-'* "->• <■•%-, Are We Too Easy? Are we too easy ? In the past weeks I have heard many people say that we are taking this war too lightly; that.we are soft; that we are lulling ourselves into dangerous complacency with a lullaby of over-emphasized successes, and under-realized defeats; that what we need is martial music, marching men—and a sight of heartbreak and tears. Are we too easy? This war is almost too great to be grasped by the mind of man. Are we taking it lightly for fear of facing what defeat would mean—the complete destruction of civilization as we know it, a return to the barbarism of the Dark Ages, a reversal to the rule of brute force, an eradication of all religions, a domination of all the peoples of the earth by a group of sadistic degenerates ? Are we afraid to look that possibility in the face? Are we too easy? Have we grown soft? This war will call upon the utmost that each and every one of us can bring to it of brain and brawn, of selfless, self-sacrificing devotion kto an ideal. Can it be true that the progress we have made, the education we have gained has weakened our morale and courage, rather than made us more efficient, intelligent human beings? Are we too easy ? Have we drifted into the half sleep of complacency? Must we be coddled by only bright stories? Have we reached the state of adulating men for doing their duty, and glossing over neglects and defeats ? We are a young nation—but we are not childish. We can stand up to defeat a? well as we can withstand the dangers of success- .Every school child is familiar with the hazards of overcoriffdence *<_n the story of Braddock's defeat. Are we too easy? Must we be spurred to patriotism? Must our fighting of this war be a matter of emotional stimulants, or will our intense id_sire |or freedom for all—irrespec- -tive olclasar at'aea; naxkr^lit^: <t-r religion.—*our. belief t_i_flc, prosperity for all lies in the practical application of democ*- racy, our intense hatred of tyranny of any kind, carry us through to victory? - Are we too easy ? Only you—the people of America—can answer'this question. toFounded Upon A Rock— "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." The testing time has arrived. We will now learn whether or not we have truly founded this republic upon the rock. We have taken our democratic way of life for granted. Upon national holidays we have assembled to listen to speeches about the past, to' stories of the hardships which the founders of our nation went through. We have agreed that we had a great heritage, and then we have gone back to our own comfortable way of living. Now is the hour of trial. From all quarters of the globe, the forces that hate democracy because it is practical exemplification of the monotheistic doctrine of the brotherhood of man.and the fatherhood of God, are descending upon'us.. The founders of this country built a nation upon the be- fl^'lief that man is entitled to freedom, that he is capable of self-government, that his beliefs are between him and his God alone. Under this doctrine we have prospered until that prosperity has aroused the envy and covetousness of those who saw only the success and not the cause, who could not see that a man would work harder for himself than for a master. We, the inheritors of this house, have been negligent, indifferent, overconfident—rand now we are faced with the necessity of fighting to the finish for our democratic way of iife. If enough of us believe in Democracy, in equal rights for all men, Democracy will live, no matter what gales may storm down upon us. But we now have to prove that we believe—we have put Democracy into action. We have to give up many of the things we deemed, necessary, we have to work harder, discipline ourselves more rigidly, work together in factory and field, fight on the land, on the sea and in the air for the preservation of the freedom without which we do not wish to live. . If we do this, if we put democracy into action, we will win—for the house of our republic is founded upon the rock of freedom for all, and that rock will endure forever and a day. . SUN .WANT .ADS . produce results. If you have "something to sell, . af *want* to buy some- ) thing, try them! VOL. 19—No. 38 NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1942 $2.00 PER YEA$ of Women in Civilian Defen Penny Scramble at Pool Friday Night Distribution of News The American people are glad to leam that a first class l* and highly experienced newspaper man and radio commentator, Elmer Davis, has been made director of a new office of war information. Our people are extremely eager to get war news at the earliest possible moment, but they would rather go without the news if giving out the facts too soon helps our enemies bring defeat and death to our armies and navies and brave boys. The American press waits with confidence for the work which Mr. Davis will do in this extremely difficult function. They are glad it is to be in the hands of one who has had close contact with the news, and whose experience will help him judge popular reactions. Newspaper training has a wonderful: effect to give people a common sense view of life, and fit their work to the needs of the people. . Annual Event Open to All Interested in Diving for Cains; Groups to Be Divided According to Ability It will be fun night at the swimming pool Friday evening when the annual penny scramble for all swimmers will give them a chance to earn some money and have fun at the same time. Each year the scramble is held at the pool and lucky swimmers come up -with pennies, nickles, dimes and even an occasional quarter. In order that everyone have a fair chance to get some portion of the coins, the swimmers will be divided into various classes according to their swimming and diving ability. The money will be- divided in the various groups and will be thrown in at various depths. Several dollars worth, in small change, will be used during the evening, with a prize going to the person bringing up the most money. Frank Tucek will be in charge of the scramble which is scheduled to get under way at 7:30. Parents and friends of the participants are invited to watch the scramble and cheer the swimmers on. In spite of the rainy weather last Friday the swimming clinic went off according to schedule with a fairly large crowd watching the various exhibits and demonstrations. This week a swimming team will get under way as the organization is completed. It is planned to have intsr-pool meets as well as meets with other teams. Frank Tucek, director at the swimming pool, has announced that any child who is a member of the pool will be admitted free in the evening if they are accompanied by a parent. Previously all children had to pay a small fee to swim in the evening with all adults admitted free of charge. Meed Transportation to Army War Show? Community Building Bus to Take Group if Reservations Are Made North Canton folks who would like to see the huge army war show in Akron but have no means of transportation other than the regular bus route will still have a chance to get there for the show on Thursday or Friday evenings without much trouble. If enough of these persons are interested the Community building bus will be used to take them to the Rubber Bowl. Those who plan to use this means of transportation if it is available are requested to call the Community building immediately in order that reservations may be made. The ticket sale for the spectacle is moving rapidly and all advance notices indicate that the performance is one of the most moving demonstrations of the might of American soldiers ever seen. The show will be presented four evenings, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with each performance starting at 8:30 in the evening. During the day the equipment will be on exhibit. Proceeds will go for the army emergency relief fund. Enough Canning Sugar Available for Needs of Careful Housewife Application Blanks' at Ration; ing .Board Office for Those . Who Seek A d d i t i o nal , Amount ,: Hdusewives in North Canton and vicinity who are still in doubt about obtaining more canning sugar for their needs will find" that it is not such a hard task if they really need the sugar. For the sugar rationing board has application forms they may fill out and obtain a" pound of sugar for every four quarts of fruit they plan to can during the rest of the season. They will also be allowed a pound for each member of "the family for making jellies or jam,' unless they have already received and used this quota. Women who have previously received a canning sugar allotment may' still get 'more if they prove that they have used all of the first allotment for canning and need more. If they d'o not have an application form they may obtain one at the rationing board at 305 Cleveland Ave. SW. in Canton. In filling out the application form the housewife must state how much she canned last year. If she has already obtained a quota of sugar for canning she must state how much and what it was used for, indicating the number of quarts canned with that amount. Although the food canned may not be as sweet as it has been in previous years, still Mrs. Housewife will be able to obtain enough sugar to preserve the fruit she cans as part of her effort in national defense. Village to Gut Weeds Weeds within the North Canton village limits, which annually prove troublesome to hay fever sufferers, will be mowed by the village street department within the next week ojc two. In addition to aiding hay fever victims the disappearance of the tall weeds along the streets will add to the neat appearance of the village. This work is done annually by the street department. Wise & Sons Elevators Qualified to Store Grain Firm Will Be Able to Handle 20.000 Bushels Revel! Yarger, chairman of tbe Stark county agricultural consei- vation association announced Wednesday that the Forest E. Wise & Sons elevators in Aultman will be able to store 20,000 bushels of Stark county wheat. Mi. Yarger stated that the firm has been qualified for storing wheat and issuing ware house receipts. If the wheat to be stored does not contaip more than 14 per cent moisture- and was produced within the special allotments the ware house receipt can be used for obtaining a commodity loan of $1.24 to ?1.26 a bushel. Wheat loans are available on farm stored wheat which contains not more than 14.5 per cent- moisture. Children Make USO Donation Canning Ditnonsfration Next Week First Step in Training Program CLARINDA, IOWA.-^-R. J.. Swanson, USO chairman, here, receives $8.50 donated by neighborhood youngsters. They had held an ice cream .social to raise the money, their own, idea to help the USO. Junior Symphony Orchestra to Gipe Concert Here July 31 Proceeds to Go for Benefit of U. S. O. and Local Girl Scout Organization The. Canton Junior Symphony orchestra, sponsored by the Girl Scputs of North Canton, will appear in a concert in the North Canton high school on Fridav evening, July 31. The concert will be given a week before the orchestra will appear at Lakeside-on-Lake-Erie. Concerts similar to this one have been given at Massillon and Louisville in recent weeks and have drawn enthusiastic approval of those who have heard them. Proceeds from this appearance will go for the benefit of the local giil scout organization and the United Seivice Organization. It is the first time the orchestra has been booked for North Canton and it is expected to draw a large .ciowd. Several members of the organization are youthful.North Canton musicians.* They include, Martha Jean Oberlin) Richard Mohler, Arthur Schneider, Mary Meyers, Ed Bierly and Paul Ober. First Soldier Victory Letter Received Here Barbara Basinger Home From Hospital Daughter of Dr. and Mrs, A. R. Basinger Injured Back in Fall From Tree Miss Barbara Basinger, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Basingei is convalescing satisfactorily from a back injury she received when she fell from a tree last week. Fiist examination did not show any serious injury but more complete examination showed that thc- girl had a compression fracture ot three vertebra. She has been placed in a cast as a safety measure and will stay in it for three weeks. She was brought home "from Little Flower hospital on Wednesday of this week to spend the rest of her convalescence at home. She's a Soldier's Lady CHICAGO, ILL.—Does she lik-a- a soldier's hat! She's WAACy about t, smiles Miss Priscilla Spangenberg, as she tries on Pvt. Herb Perkins* cap after being sworn into Women's Army Auxiliary Corps-along with twenty other Chicagoans, first group enrolling for the new service. Boys Leave on Michigan Trip Monday Sight Seeing Tour to Include Visit to Toledo Zoo, Detroit, Greenfield Village. Saginaw Bay Early Monday morning a group of junior high and high school boys, accompanied by Bill Blank, boys' activities director at the Community building, will leave on a ten-day sight-seeing and camping trip to Michigan. With their equipment stowed safely away and each member all set for a good time they plan to leave"" here, heading directly for Toledo in the first lap of the trip. They will visit the zoo in that city and then go on to the Dodg^ Brothers State Park No. 9 for the first night. Tuesday morning the camp will be broken up early and the travel- srs will head for Detroit. Following a sight-seeing tour through the city the boys will take the ferry aver into Canada and spend a short time there. They plan to spend the jftemobn at historic Greenfield village and will camp that night in the state park north qf Dearborn. The third day they will travel on to Albert J. Sleeper state park on Saginaw Bay where they will camp the greater part of the week, spending their time fishing, swimming and boating. The route for the return trip is not yet definite. Among those who plan to make the trip" are Paul Bricker, Dick Braucher, Bob Ebel, Ed Bierly, Ned Druckenbrod, Joe Ginther, Dick Stieby and John Holder. Mrs. Maude Bailey Gets Let ter From Son in England The first Victory letter from a soldier overseas was received in North Canton last Saturday morning when Mrs. Maude Bailey received a letter from her son, Robert, now stationed in England. The original letter had been photo-graphed, the film sent across seas and reproduced in this country before being mailed on. This manner of handling the mail saves a great deal of shipping space which is so vital to the country. In his letter Private Bailey expressed a liking for the country where he is now stationed. Accident Reported at Charlotte and Main Boys State Delegates to Give Report at Rotary The three delegates from North Canton high school who attended Buckeye Boys' State at Delaware in June will give a report of their activities at Rotary club meeting Thursday evening. The representatives were Robert Graham, Thomas Smith and Carl Lindenberger. They will explain how the government is set up and the part the boys take in it. The state _ is planned to give them a practical viewpoint of how democratic government actually works. Representatives are sent to the state each year from the junior class of the high school. Other boys in this district who also attended the state were James Kolp, Nelson Schumucher and Junior Harold Weiser,- Nine Other Motorists Arrested on Traffic Violations A slight accident at the intersection of Charlotte and North Main St. last week was reported by tha village.police department in their weekly report. The accident occurred after the light had been erected but was not vet in working order. Mrs. C. N. Gough of 18G N. Portage Path, Akron, traveling south, saw the light and did not know it was not working. Although she did not see any signal she stopped suddenly and the automobile traveling direrftly behind her, driven by C. G. Lytle of 1192 Harmon Ave., Akron, struck the rear of her car. Although neither driver suffered * injury both cars were considerably damaged. Motorists who were arrested during the past week for traffic violations included Victor Harding of Senecaville, Bernard Josif of Canton, Eugene Fox of Akron, William Kirk of Massillon, Ryland Carson of Minerva and Robert Haynes of New Benton, arrested by local oificers; Edith Walter of Canton, arrested by state patrolmen on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor and Hyman Blocker of Canton, also arrested by state officers; and James N. Poole, arrested by deputy sheriffs. o County Tax League Asks Commissioners Explanation for Levy AU Women in Village Urged to Attend Meeting to Study Problems of Increasing Canning to Aid in Defense Effort; Miss Georgia Amick, Home Economist to Give Demonstration " League Warns It Will Oppose Measure if It Ts Not Justified In a letter to the Commissioners of Stark county the Stark County Tax League is asking for an explanation of the 8/10 mill levy to be submitted to the voters of the county. In the letter, which follows, the League has informed the Commissioners that they will support the measure if they feel it is justified but will appose it otherwise. The letter, signed by Fred Z. Marburger, secretary of the League, is as follows: "It was noted in a local newspaper that by a vote of two to one you are contemplating submitting an 8/10 of a. mill levy which develops $270,000 annually for two years to provide funds for welfare, hospitalization and support of the Molly Stark Sanatorium, but you did not give a detailed analysis as to why this levy is requested. We are assuming that you made an exhaustive study of this and would greatly appreciate a copy of your analyses and we believe same should .be given to the public. "We wish to assure yon that if the Tax League feels that you are justified, we will support it; if we do not, we wish to advise you that (Continued on Page Two) Miss Madge Diltz, home economist at the Hoover Co. has been named Civilian Defense Chairman for the Women's division of the local Civilian Defense organization. She was appointed to the position Monday by Howard Zengler, general chairman of the Civilian Defense committee. One of the first activities of this new branch of the organization will be a canning demonstration, held for all fhe women of the Community, to be given next Wednesday evening at 7:80 in the Community Building auditorium. The demonstration will be given by Miss Georgia Amick, home economist for the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Co. She is a graduate of Oklahoma A. and M. college and was formerly a home demonstration agent in that state. Miss Amick will assist housewives with canning problems which are facing them this year when they are all urged to increase their regular amount of canning. With regular stocks of canned supplies being used by the military forces' and being shipped to the Allies each woman is asked as a patriotic duty to relieve as much strain as possible on commercial canned foods. All women of the community are urged to attend this meeting as it is one way in which they can cooperate with the local civilian defense committee and may help them to be of greater service to their country by preparing their food to save and preserve as much as possible. Following this first step as the women's part in the local civilian defense the program will be set up to include further training and organization of all volunteers. More than sixty women have already volunteered their service wherever it might be needed and others are expected to join as the work progresses. ' ^In. announcing Miss Diltz's appointment, Mr. Zengler also stated that the training for air raid wardens and fire watchers has be^h. completed and the next group to start training will be the decontamination squad, under the leader ship of Clair Studer. The executive committee of the organization met in the Tnayot's office Wednesday evening to discuss further plans to be carried out. Funeral for W- Re Kyle on Thursday Marlboro Twp. Farmer Was Director of Stark County Fair Board; Manager of Ideal Stock Farms; Active in Community Affairs Funeral services for William Ray Kyle, 47, promi- jnent Marlboro township farmer who lived near M i d d lebranch, will be held on Thursday afternoon at the home at 1:30 and at the Werner United Brethren church at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. W. Moody of Navarre and Rev. Lewis Frees will conduct the services, three weeks heart ailment Mr. Kyle died early Monday morning, July 13, 1942 at the farm home where he had resided for 30 years. He was always active in community affairs and was a director of the Stark county fair board, general manager of the Ideal Stock farms near Louisville and a member of the board of directors of the Preston, Clay company at North Industry. He belonged to the Marlboro township school board, the Stark County Agricultural society, Plain grange and the Werner United Brethren church. The Middlebranch chapter of the Jr. O. U. A. M. of which he was a member, held services at the home Wednesday evening. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Verge E. Kyle; three sons, Lieut. Leonard Kyle of Fort Sill, Okla., and Wendell and Dale of the home; a daughter, Arlene, also of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ida Kyle; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Conroy of Cleveland; a brother, Howard Kyle; and a half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Cutler, both of Youngstown Burial will be made in the Warstler cemetery. Mr. Kyle Following Girls Plan Trip to Dun-Eden Frances Seederly, Helen King- to Accompany Group Twelve girls, fourth, fifth and sixth graders will leave the Community building this Saturday for a week's camping trip to Dun-Eden which is located near Salem. The girls, accompanied by Frances Seederly and Helen King will spend their time swimming, boating, fishing and hiking. During their stay there they will live in tents. They plan to return home next Friday evening. Those who have signed up for the trip include Carolyn DeYarmon, Mary Jane Elson, Anita Kane, Nancy Christman, Shirley DeMuesy, Shirley Mellen, Martha Mellen, Shirley Ann Trott, Ann Young, Donna Erbland, Martha Ann Bain, and Tacie Lee Nelson. Study Glub Picnic* Friday Well Attended Approximately 80 persons attended the picnic meeting of the Plain Township Republican Woman's club held in Witwer park last Friday evening. Republican candidates at the August primaries and their wives were guests of the evening and were introduced to the club members by Mrs. Maude Bailey, president. After the business meeting a quiz program was corducted by Mrs. Beth Shorb and Mrs. Pearl Boli. The questions were on. politi- caL topics. The place for the August meeting will be announced later, ........, ,. i MAJOR CHARLES HART Major Charles Hart Directs War Show Presented Similar Army Exhibits During First World . War The man who carried the story of the United States army to the civilian population of America in the first World War again _ has taken up the task which he did so well in 1917 and 1918. He is Major Charles Spencer Hart, officer in -charge of the great Army War Show which is being presented for the citizens of all northeastern Ohio at the Rubber Bowl at Akron, Ohio, on July 16. 17, 18 and 19. The show is a complete demonstration of the activities of all branches of the army, from the Air Corps to the Quartermaster Corps. Major Hart organized and direct- ' ed the army exhibits which toured the country a quarter century ago to show the people on the home front how their fighting men did the job. The show which Major Hart now is directing is on a far bigger scale than the first World War army exhibits. The present show has been declared to be the finest demonstration of army activities ever put together. Major Hart, an author, former publisher and former newspaperman, Has served as Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent. and*' Protective .Order! of: Elks, A A_j & K.*--•*?.£'Pi&shtiS&fiS}.-
|Title||The Sun, 1942-07-15|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
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Are We Too Easy?
Are we too easy ? In the past weeks I have heard many
people say that we are taking this war too lightly; that.we
are soft; that we are lulling ourselves into dangerous complacency with a lullaby of over-emphasized successes, and
under-realized defeats; that what we need is martial music,
marching men—and a sight of heartbreak and tears.
Are we too easy? This war is almost too great to be
grasped by the mind of man. Are we taking it lightly for
fear of facing what defeat would mean—the complete destruction of civilization as we know it, a return to the barbarism of the Dark Ages, a reversal to the rule of brute
force, an eradication of all religions, a domination of all the
peoples of the earth by a group of sadistic degenerates ? Are
we afraid to look that possibility in the face?
Are we too easy? Have we grown soft? This war will
call upon the utmost that each and every one of us can bring
to it of brain and brawn, of selfless, self-sacrificing devotion
kto an ideal. Can it be true that the progress we have made,
the education we have gained has weakened our morale and
courage, rather than made us more efficient, intelligent human beings?
Are we too easy ? Have we drifted into the half sleep of
complacency? Must we be coddled by only bright stories?
Have we reached the state of adulating men for doing their
duty, and glossing over neglects and defeats ? We are a young
nation—but we are not childish. We can stand up to defeat
a? well as we can withstand the dangers of success- .Every
school child is familiar with the hazards of overcoriffdence
*<_n the story of Braddock's defeat.
Are we too easy? Must we be spurred to patriotism?
Must our fighting of this war be a matter of emotional stimulants, or will our intense id_sire |or freedom for all—irrespec-
-tive olclasar at'aea; naxkr^lit^: |