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'^S^^^^^^^^^&^^^W^^^^J^r^^^^^sW^W' .../ -yy-y- -- :y ■ -v'"-'>*?jV^^ ' . " • ~ - . '.-'•'- •."-'.'■ *. ■r.'yte£ ym ■ ~,:sZ$i ~r SUSPENSE / * VOL. 20—No. 43 NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1943 ?2.00 PER TEAKH Stark County Fair Offers Unusual Entertainment and Educative Features Sept. 2-6 Date Set for Annual Agricultural Event; Horsi Show, Racing, Music--, 4-H Clubs; "Stars and Stripes' Forever" to Be Presented ' Do We Believe? w?^ <fc Do we belivee in democracy? I know what the answer would be from anyone. "Of course we do. What are we fighting for, if not for the right to follow the democratic way of life?" But how are we proving our belief? We let democracy become endangered because we gave it only lpi service. We did not give to it the fanaticism of the Nazi, the devotion of ; the Communist, the ardor of the Fascist. If we had, democracy would have swept the world and men would, today be living in a brotherhood of nations. We say democracy is the rule of the majority. But how often have we tried to get arountl a ruling in which we did not believe? We say democracy is a way of equal opportunity for all, but how often have we, with smug satisfaction in our own group, looked upon all other groups in our country with suspicion, generalizing upon them, and condemning wholesale because of the actions of a few ? We say that democracy is built upon a belief in God— upon the right to religious freedom. Yet, all too often, we scorn our neighbor because his belief is not like ours. We do not even follow pur own creeds, though we would fight for the right to believe in them. We should remember that Germany fell when the German people forgot God. We say we believe in democracy. Now we have a chance to prove its worth, for in these days we can show once and for all whether freedom of speech and expression have inculcated a desire for true speech and expression; whether free education has taught us how to think; whether freedom of assembly has taught us how to work together in cooperation; whether freedom of enterprise has fostered individual growth; whether freedom of government has built up the capabilities of th'e self-governed;.-and whether, under free- ^fforn ^fSSgfaC^lEKfr ft&i'blossomed'forth'"irito-a migh'ty' tree that can protect us from the storm. Do we believe in democracy? Only you can give the answer. The Threat Behind Free Mail As far back as anyone can remember the postoffice department has shown an operating loss at the end of each , year. And, on several occasions, this ever-present deficit has bfeen projected by some congressmen as argument in favor of increasing postal rates. Such a move again threatens. Through heightened efficiency and economy of operation, the department in the last 10 years has trimmed its annual deficit from 112 million dollars to only 14 millions. However, there is still a deficit and as long as it-exists it'is a potential lever with which some legislators may try J,o raise postal rates. This deficit is due entirely to the free mail carried for the many government departments and agencies. The volume of this mail has multiplied five-fold in the last ten years. Last .'year the postal department estimated that if this free mail had been paid for, it would have brought 72 million dollars .into its coffers, wiping out the 14 million dollar deficit and leaving a 58 million dollar profit. Thus it is clear that the way to turn, the department's loss into gain and eliminate this threat to rates is ot revoke the free mailing privilege and require the agencies to pay postage on all mail they send out. Business mail users and private individuals as well would suffer from an increase of rates at this time. A means to avert this postal rate menace and combat any moves in that direction is passage of hte Burch Bill, (Ii. R. 2001) which provides that all government departments and bureaus be required to pay postage on all mail they send out. Active support of this bill would be in the interests of all mail users, the postoffice department, and sound governmental account ing. North Ganton Escapes Storm Stark county's big annual event will be held this year Sept. 2-6 at the Stark County Fair Grounds, Canton, and will include many novel features for entertainment as well as ed- ucatoinal numbers. Thursday, Sept. 2, will be the opening day. For those "who have not been able to take a vacation away from home, this fair offers unusual opportunities for recreation. CHILDREN'S DAY will be held the first day, Thursday. Everybody who attended the fair last year and for several years past* on Children's Day, will-want to be on hand to enjoy the wonderful patriotic program that the schools and the rural high school bands will participate in, both afternoon and evening. Be on hanj to encourage them in their effort to aid in the war. 4-H Club Friday, Sept. 3, judging of all classes of live stock, and other departments will be in full swing. The 4-H Baby Beef show will be held at 9 a. m. The auction sale of baby beef calves will start at 1 p. m.\ Friday. The calves will be sold in the order of their placing in the 4-H show jing. You will enjoy seeing these baby beef steers, which show what these 4-H members are doing to produce better beef, thus helping in the war effort. Competition by the 4-H club members at our fair has resulted in the raising of better livestock, in the growing of better food crops, and in improvement in the activities carried on by the girl members of the 4-H club, for better housekeeping, making of clothing, canning, canning and preserving food and the many other features engaged in by them, under thc supervision of schooled instructors. Saturday Is_ Rice Day The race program starts at 1:30 p. m., interspersed with outstanding entertainment. Horse show frcm 6 to 8:30 p. m., followed by "Lucky Stars and Stripes Review," complete with scenery, lights and band. Saturday, September 4. "The Horse Hitch" and the "Special Colt Show" will be shown and judged, starting at 9:30 a. m., showing .the '"Hors&* Hitch"" first;~ followed by the "Special Colt Show." The racing program will start at 1:30 p. m. with a good speed program and a fine entertainment program. Horse show from* 6 to 8:30 p. ni., followed immediately by the big "Lucky Stars and Stripes Review." The Stark County Saddle Club Association will hold their annual "Horse Show" on Sunday, Sept. 5, afternoon and evening. The Saddle Club is certain that this year's (Concinue-i on Page Four) "Saludos Amigos"--or Words to that Effect V%- -il*! North Canton Schools Will Open September 1; Pupils Must Register PALERMO, SICILY.—Their faces bright with joy, friendly Sicilians mob an army vehicle, anxious to shake hands with some of the Yanks who freed their homeland from the clutches of the Fascist foe. Cheering, grateful crowds like this greeted our doughboys as they rolled through captured towns throughout Sicily. Parade and Pageagt to be Held Friday Evening at 7: North Canton residents have good reason, indeed, to feel gratitude after the stoim Friday night. To the north of us, along the lake region, the tornado wreaked havoc. To the south, in the city of Canton, the twister broke loose in streaks, teaiing down houses and wrecking factories. Many were injured and at least one life- was lost. Mere than 300 people in Canton to day are homeless. With the shortage of houses and wai needs call ing for priorities in building, it may be difficult to replace these homes. Even where tornado insurance is sufficient to care for reconstruction, it may be months before a family can again be located in its own home. Yet tcday we in Noith Canton can go smilingly about our business. Homes are intact. Families are safe and the cooler weather has brought a grand and glorious1 feeling. The stoim, which seemed j ler of ceremonies. As we go to press ^ord comes that Martha to follow no law in its course, but ., ,, „ TT.., t» -i -i ' -i i wound a crooked path where it J Mellen, from Witwer Park -lo,^-™,,,^ w kQo„ aia/.+^ isted, missed Noith Canton almost | queen. Prizes Offered for Costumes and Pets; Queen to Be Crowned at Pool; Event,to Be Culmination of Summer Swimming Instruction Kiddies of North Canton are agog with anticipation for the parade and pageant being staged on Friday of this week under the auspices ,of the Playground and Swimming Pool committees. There will be prizes for children and pets. Band music will set the pace for the parade. Eobert Weber and Gene Willaman will divide the duties of announcer and mas- RECOVERS EYESIGHT FOLLOWING OPERATION Min. Piec. 53 .00 57 .00 69 1.79 67 3.05 57 .00 59 .04 53 .03 Encouraging word comes fiom Alfred Mulheim, who has been in the Cleveland Clinic fer treatment' for his eyes for the past two'weeks.! Surgeons' removed Mr. Mulheim's! tonsils last Thursday and the re-! He and his "family were former port says he can now see faint' residents of North Canton. Hj shadows with the rig-lit eye, which graduated from the high school was the worse. j here in 1892. He had been a school Mr. Mulheim "has suffered for teacher and a capable musician, months past because- of his eyes. I playing the clarinet in the New confined in Mercy hospi- Berlin band, Thayer': He was tal for some weeks and at one time it was feared it would be necessary to remove at least one eye. He had lost all sight from the right eye, although he still could see from the left. As a last resort he went to the Cleveland Clinic, where he remained for observation. The seat of infection was traced to the tonsils last Thursday and the operation E. Metzger of Orrville, O., and two Keeping Our Promise People who still doubt that the war is being fought for the supremacy of an ideal ought to regard thoughtfully what is taking place in' Sicily where the Allied military forces are moving in. / . Under the joint auspices of the American and British governments, we are establishing military government to be sure, but in no sense for the purpose of dominating or suppressing the people. One of the first acts of General Alexander, designated by General Eisenhower as military governor of Sicily, was to tell the native population that the Allies planned "to deliver the people from the Fascist regime which led them into war and to restore Italy as a free nation." That sounds very much like the democratic ideal—and even more so when we learn that, as a matter of practical application, it means freedom of religious worship, the repeal of anti-Semitic laws and all other measures based on racial and religious discrimination, and, insofar as military .safety permits, the recognition of freedom of -speech and freedom of the press. Fascist leaders are being removed from office, the Fascist militia and the Fascist youth organizations disbanded. In short, fascism is being abolished in Sicily. As we promised, the fascist tyranny is being destroyed. What-we are doing in Sicily represents the "ideals which we have always held before ourselves in America, and it is ^exceedingly gratifying to know that, in occupying enemy ter- ritory,, we -ar*l/fulfilling our pledge to set the people free in accordance'withythi:;'avowed "purposes for which we have said, that.we^ejfijtf^ ~ - ^ *-" * '" "-'*^v*$S,.-»S.^^^^&S.*CS&.-: was made immediately. By Sunday he could see shadows. It is thought that there may be adhesions back of the eye and it may take some time to remove these. playground, has been elected Diane .Erbland and Jean Shilling", the other contest- entirely. A few limbs were blown j ants, will be her attendants. Following is a program of events from trees, and there was some f0r the parade and water pageant: 7:00 p. m.—Parade starts at Harmon street playground. All participants will meet at the playground at-6:45. The band will lead the parade, then the queen's car, then the judges' car, then the kids. 7:15—Queen, judges and band will stop at the square and review ths contestants so that the judges may make their decisions. Queen, j.dges and band will then follow the contestants down Main street and up Hower street, to the swimming pool. 7:30—Crowning of the queen by Mr. Trachsel. Queen will than present prizes to the winners. 7:45—Pageant and swimming exhibition starts. 1. Exhibitions: breast stroke, back stroke, crawl, breathing exercises or bobbing, underwater swimming, and porpoise swimming by ssven boys (Bill Cahill, Jno. Holder, Paul Baxter, Bob Bishop, Leioy Schreckengost, Dick Studer, Bill Hummel). 2. Teaching- beginners to swim: (A synopsis of the'various steps used in teaching beginners.) Paul Baxter will act as instructor and ten boys and girls who have learned to swim this year will be hie pupils (Lawrence Bricker, Neal Rowley, Tom Ashburn, Kenneth Lovett, Chester Rowley, Joan Gross, Phyllis Morris, Ann Combs, Joan Saylor and/ Betty Lou Strausser). 3. Life saving exhibition: Demonstration of correct methods of approaching a drowning person, breaking strangle holds, towing the victim, lifting him out of the water, .carrying him to a suitable place and applying artificial respiiation. Four boys and girls who have completed the life saving course this year will participate (Bob Bishop, Leroy Schreckengost, Alice Wise, Patty Moon). 4. Diving exhibition: Patty Moon, Noima Hanison, Dick Studer and Bill Hummel. 5. Precision swimming: Jean King will be the leader and these girls will do the swimming: Patty Moon, Barbara Achauer, Norma Harrison, Barbara Gray, Dailene Broeske-, Shirley Fichtner, Carole Howe, Shirley Olson, Joy Clarke, Pate;- Turner, Earbara Bierly, Shirley Mellen and Patty Metzger. Doll-Pet Parade The pet and doll parade is open to all children. There will be prizes offered for the prettiest costume worn by a child, first ahd second prizes for the funniest costume worn by a child, and first and second prizes for the most elaborate costume worn by a child. There will also be a prize for the "most dressed-up" pet in -the parade. Mayor Price will be chairman of the judging committee. Other members will be School Supt. Trachsel, slight damage to gardens. The del u-ge of rain was the greatest amount cf rainfall to fall in one day in the area of North Canton in 40 year.:'. At the weather observa- toiy at the Corner farm the meas- uie.rent showed 4.S4 inches of rainfall in 24 hours. It was necessary to eail the central station thiee .times in that tiirfF. ' *"•' Following is the weather regis tration for the week: Max. Wednesday SS Thursday S9 Friday 82 Satuida'y 83 Sundstf 79 Monday 77 Tuesday OS O -...—.— George HI. Metzger Dies in Florida Mrs. Sue Metzger Holl, East Maple street, received word by a'ir mail Monday morning that her youngest brother, George H. Metzger, had died in his home at Burbank, Florida, Aug. 13, after several months illness. Mr. Metzger was 67 years old. Driver Licenses Go on Sale Sept. 7 New driver licenses will go on sale- at tha- offcie of deputy registrars Tuesday, Sept. 7, Hal. G. Sours, state highway director, announced Saturday. Local motorists can obtain their licenses at the Willis Motor Co. The new licenses -will be good from Oct". 1, 1943, until Sept. 30, 1944. All Ohio motorists, except members of the armed forces, must have new permits to drive after Sept. 30, expiration date of present licenses, he added. Men and women on active military duty are exempt from license requirements while on furlough, providing they had licenses befoie entering the* armed forces, he said. Those formerly on active- duty with the armed services may obtain licenses after presenting an honorable discharge certificate, if they have no physical or mental disqualifications. Such applicants only need to have operated a motor vehicle for a year. However, the application must be made within six months after discharge from service, he said. .. The state highway director reminded all applicants that the state law provides, that no one may obtain a license if an unsatisfied judgment for wrongful death, per-j sonal injury io otheis or property damage is pending in a court record. RESTAURANT FIRE CAUSED BY STOVE The volunteer fire department received a call Monday morning about 9 o'clock to the restaurant located at the corner of Main ancl Maple streets, where a faulty stove had caused fire. Some damage was done both to equipment and the building. Both were fully covered by .insurance. It was necessary for the restaurant to remain closed through-out the day, although an attempt was made to prevent people going hungry- by serving pie and coffee. Tuesday morning a biand new stove had b-""-_ installed and other new equipment" is being- added. The restaurant war recently purchased by Mrs. H. is being managed Leggctt. At a meeting of the North Canton school board last week it was definitely decided that school will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 1.. School will begin at 8:20 "Wednesday morning and continue throughout the week. There will be .no school on Labor Day. Sessions will .be lesumed on the following Tuesday. It is urged that all new pupils and all former pupils who have not. yet registered should do so as soon as possible. Registration is conducted in the superintendent's of- ficf at the high school building. There will be teachers' meetings for both grade and high school teachers conducted in their respective meetings on August 31. Football practice will begin Fri-"? day, Aug. 20, at 8 in the morning. An invitation is issued for all boys ; who desire to make the team to\ come out for this initial practice. A recent ruling sent out by the state school department prohibits boys and girls who are under the age of IG from working in any capacity where there is dust or poisons of any kind, or of doing building work or heavy lifting of any kind. No one under the pre-" scribed age will be granted a certificate to work where there is danger of any kind to life, health or morals of said child. There are no definite plans at present for resuming the school cafeteria. It may he found desirable to do so at a later period. The government War Food Administration is offering to co-operate with school boards or other organizations who are planning to serve meals, to children, in order that children's health may be prbr tected despite dislocation in home life necessitated by the war and the shortage of some foods. "While federal funds can be secured to-finance a considerable part of the* program, lunch projects are basic-'-- ally-a community undertaking, re-' lying oti local initiative, administration and sponsorship. Local sponsors must organize the lunch programs, purchase the.-fopd from local merchants and farmers, and ba reimbursed by FDA' — up to*a specified amount—for the cost ,-, of foods served. A wide variety of. nutritious foods is on the "reimbursable list," including fruit, veg-, etables, milk-," and meat. . - ■'■%, TOiis ■Jy&aj.x .f win . the .- s<*MpLJ uncli program in which the -Department of Agriculture has co-bp- FINDS WOMEN'S COATS CONCEALED IN WOODS H. Bircher and) eiated since 1935. In previous years by Mrs. Bessie foods were nut-chased directly by. the department and distributed to schools through state- welfare (Continued on Page Eight) o . -' s Military band, and the Grand Army band, known at that time as "McKinley's Own." While living in North Canton, Mr. Metzger was a member of the Zion Reformed church. For the past 12 years Mr. and Mrs. Metzger have had charge of the postoffice of Burbank, Fla. He is survived -by his wife, Adele Patterson Metzger, ore brother, M sisters, Anna Metzger and Sue Holl Metzger.,-" Funeral services were held in the funeral home' at Ocala, Fla., with ' interment in the Ocala cemetery. S. F. Opens Free Market for Ranch Fruit (Continued on Page Eight) GRANGE MEETS FRIDAY IN MIDDLEBRANCH HALL Plain Township Grange met Fiiday night in Middlebranch hall. Talks wfere given by A. L. Geib and Mrs. H. G. Phillips. Mis:. Enid Smith gave the legend of Ceres, Miss Lorene Werstler of Flora, and Mrs. L. H. Symes of Pomona. Musical selections were given by Guy Morrow, John Fohl, Jr., Lloyd Colvin and L. H. Symes. The Liberty Boosters now head the Victory Harvesters in the grange contest. While searching for mushrooms in a weds north of Cairo Sunday, Edward Schriver of North Canton found a group of women's coats, rpparently without owner. The sheriff's office is tiying to locate the owners. The coats were seven in' number and included two fur coats, a jacket and four sport coats. Deputies said they believed the coats had been stolen from an automobile and concealed until they could be disposed of. AT DUN-EDEN LAKE FOR OUTING i Brings Down Three Planes A number of young folks left from the Community building- Tuesday to enjoy a camping trip to Dun-Eden Lake, about five miles north of Salem. They expect to leturn Thursday. Included on the trip are: Bud Hay, Jerry Graham, Tom McDowell, Ricky Kolp, Ted Shilling, Joan Jefferson. Billy Fye, Budd Scott Jean Shilling, Joe Renner, Barbara' Morrow, Bobby Morrow, Chester Blattert. Ned Stuhl, and Miss. Barbara Jefferson, west-end ulay- ground leader, and Miss Helen Kieffer, "Y" secretary, chaperones. Gourd Craft and Interpretative Music United in Programs for Club Gatherings SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.—The city's first "Free- Ranchers Market"/turned out to be a huge success last week end with 19 tons of pears and apples being sold before noon. Here, some of the multitude who attended* bid for boxes of fruit seen stacked on truck.Designed to save a goodly part of the fruit crop now threatening to rot on the trqes because/- of a- shortage of.cannery help, the "Freez-Mairket"" will funnel the fruit to.household. canners'who cannot'driva-to the orchards. s^^J&^M^^rA^ig ^gs&iJvJt-R*' %¥&$ ite^^lfeV. '$$$??. What began as a hobby has become a miniature enterprise for Mrs. D. O. Corner, Ohio ave., who recently opened a shop in her home devoted to articles made from gourds. About two years -ago Mrs. Corner became interested in the culture of gourds and the handicraft which can be produced from them. Her interest in gourds led her to become an active member of the Gourd Society of America, Inc., in which she has been doing research work in advanced aourd growing. A recent venture of Mrs. Corner has been the combination of "gourd talks" with interpretative piano- accordion music, which she presents before garden clubs and kindred organizations. She is booked, for a talk before the North Canton Woman's club on the first of November and has several numbers booked for.Bexley and vicinity of-Columbus. ' Mrs. Corner calls her talk "The Mjagic Gourd Vine," and in it she combines her talk and music in such a way as to present a true artist's, program. She is well known as a piano-accordion player ' and has ability in working-out original programs. The present,, lecture .which;-she gives includes ahumher -LJaaa^Lj "*Y. r . .- --"' - -a- -..c-w z- ,L -»r*'. I which she calls "Casablanca." This I is a patriotic number and in it Mrs. Corner combines the old and new music of the United Nations. The music of the czarist regime is used in combination -with the new Volga Boat Song, the music of old and new China is also, used, and the Marsellaise " combines with newer music of- France. But it is in the American part of the program that the true theme of "Casablanca" appears. Patriotic music ^s used in a medley that represents the American trend of thought the last two years. Mrs. Corner was formerly connected with the Redpath Lyceum. Bureau. She has a record of. mow than- 1800 -concerts to her- credit and appeared on lyceum courses with such artists as Edgar Bergen and "Charley." She not only appeared on the programs but also managed the companies. At present she is doing her own -booking. Prior to-going into lyceum and Chautauqua work, Mrs. Corner taught dramatics in Columbus schools. ' . Mrs. Comer is a, real gourd enthusiast. She. not .only, raises the gourds-but aiso-. does1.much ot the designing and'painting as well. She* has found helpful advice -from] such authorities as Dr. Liberty- Hyde Bailey, the dean of living plantsmen. Dr. Frank G. Speck, professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Sterling Pool, president of the Gourd Society of America. Mrs. Corner felt honoied to have a photo appear on the cover of the April issue of "Gourd Seed," the official magazine of the national society. An outstanding feature of the photo was a picture, within the picture, entitled "A Study of Gourds," which is the work of Miss Rena Pottorf. Those who visited-the. Little Art Gallery showing cf gourds, cactus and Mexican art last November will remember this oil painting which beautifully portrays a bowl of choice gourds with a sprig of vine in the background, from the Corners' garden. Gourd-craft is an art which seems sweeping the country tho last several years. Gourds, it seems, lend themselves admirably to almost any use and can be decorated artistically in many ways. Only the agencies. The buying this year will be done locally by the sponsors, primarily to simplify-the. program and'%) conserve transportation and (Continued.oir Page-Seven) - -, Celebrating the anniversary of his unit's entrance into, combat operations from England, First Lieut. Glen D. Schiltz, sdn of Mr. and Mrs.. Glen D. Schiltz, Sr., North Canton, shot clown three Nazi planes when his command held a "field day" over northern France and Germany. Lieut. Schiltz is -with the Eighth air force. The air force command did not indicate where Lt. Schiltz's score was made but it is presumed .that ■' it occurred during intensive day-i light, assaults over German territory which met furious but futile resistance by Nazi fliers. Last June, Lt. Schiltz received the Air Medal for meritorius conduct "over enemy teritory." He has been in the air force since November, 1940, and was sent overseas as a pursuit pilot in January of this year. His wife, Patricia Schiltz, resides in North Canton. Bombardier's-eye view of *. the narrow neck of land on which" the town of Salamaua is situated. Japanese invaders, have occupied - the former Australian government buildings and traders stores^ and . houses. A wrecked Japanese vessel - can be seen off shore (upper.right in photo).' This photo arrived in. the U. S. as news came that Japan's air ' base at Salamaua, - had been laid in ruins and its key-por- :, tion. built on the isthmus shown in . this-photo had "virtually ceased to "* exist" as - the result of a il7?toii ..< bombardment* by heavy and medr'"_ ium. Allied planes: Note craters . from previous .bombing in tHe shal- - low.-water".off-shore. ,. , J-
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1943-08-18|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
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VOL. 20—No. 43
NORTH CANTON, STARK COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1943
?2.00 PER TEAKH
Stark County Fair Offers Unusual
Entertainment and Educative Features
Sept. 2-6 Date Set for Annual Agricultural Event; Horsi
Show, Racing, Music--, 4-H Clubs; "Stars and Stripes'
Forever" to Be Presented '
Do We Believe?