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1>*JWW>>#^MMMMaMMMgmir»iiriiitiifiiri'r-i-iiii- ■■ f—*-n^—.■ ■■ ■ ■- ■■■■ r "* I VOb. 26—No. 16 NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1950 6c PElfc COPY Enlightened Public Opinion If you are of my generation, probably you are as impressed as I am with how well versed people are in what is going- an in the world today. Maybe the radio has brought this about—but I like to think it is something- more than that. I like to think that it is all part of a sincere desire to find out what is what, and why. Ignorance never settled a question. This has been proven again and again throughout history. Public opinion is usually in advance of the law. And public opinion is based upo.n what people^think and know about a question. As Josh Billings said: "It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so." But it is much more important to be well informed. For—mark it well, there is nothing a well informed public opinion cannot do. Occasional error of opinion does no harm so long as reason is left free to combat it. It is reason, and reasoning, that is needed at the present moment when our knowledge of all subjects—history, trade, labor and industry—must all be global in character. We cannot afford to pigeonhole a single fact. We cannot afford to isolate our minds. We cannot afford to assume knowledge. We must J<now the background as well as the foreground —for in the last analysis the peace of the world, the peace of the future will not be in the keeping of the rulers of the states, but in the keeping of the people, who support those rules. Centries ago a Chinese philosopher said: 'The people are the hosts and the ruler is the guest; the hosts always live in the house, while the guests may be invited to stay or aaked to leave." i In the last analysis no dictator can stay in power without the public behind him. People may not always have the government that they deserve, but they will always have the government they applaud. ■-•'■• Of a self-governing people, of a free people, one says that they know what they believe. Their beliefs are their purposes. Let men be good and the government cannot be bad. Get all the facts. Listen and study and then make up your mind—for you are public opinion. Legal Tax Evasion President Truman has again spoken out in favor of increasing government income through higher taxes. In a recent article in a New York paper, Mr. Godfrey Nelson stated "There is at least one means by which the Federal government could ,not only stimulate competitive business but could derive very substantial revenues. Tax the income of all business conducted for profit, both public and private; eliminate tax exemptions, irrespective of kind of ownership or form of organization. "Cooperatives and their owners, for example, should be taxed like ordinary business corporations on their entire earnings,, and on distributions made o.ut of earnings." In connection, Representative Noah Mason has proposed a bill-designed to tax business of this kind, including government-owned enterprises "operating on taxpayers' money, generally paying no interest—and paying no taxes on their earnings even though they compete directly with privately-owned companies." The government power developments, including the rural electric cooperatives, are perfect examples of the last type of business. In effect, all the taxpayers of the country are subsidizing the electric bills of a favored few. The loss of the tax revenue that private utilities would pay on the same volume of business is a body blow to states and municaplities, and all the taxpayers must kick into make up the deficit. The'legal tax evasion now going on is indefensible. Mr. Mason's bill seems to be the answer to a problem which has become critical. Socialism Increases Costs People who believe in "the1 welfare state" for America could learn a lot by studying reports on nationaizajtion of industry in Great Britain,-'according to travelers'just home from the British Isles. For instance, a survey of British industry by Carl' Harrington, editor of "Mill and Factory," reveals that nationalization has lowered production, raised costs, and boosted payrolls. Mr. Harrington visited plants in all sections of England, interviewing managers, operators, foremen and production workers. He points out that -whereas 16,000 employees had directed operation of the coal industry under private management, it takes 22,000 under the government. Administrative costs, he found, have increased 34 percent. The coal output per man-year in 1948 was 272 tons, compared with 290 tons in 1938 under private management, the American editor added, pointing out that coal output per man-year in the United States is 1,280 tons. As a result of high expenses and low production, Mr. Harrington said, prices, to consumers Were increased by as much as $6.50 per ton'on export coal in one year. Mr. Harrington added that in operating British electric plants a little more than 18 months,the government has "in creased bureaucratic employment considerably", raised electric rates, and decreased the so-called "Free services". Nearly three years of state ownership of civil aviation has cost taxpayers $120 million, he stated. North Canton Jaycees Join Nation Wide Drive for Government Economy Your Community Day Registration February 2 Members of the North Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce are in the midst of "Operation Economy", a campaign designed to secure signatures to petitions supporting the government reorganization report of the Hoover commission. The local campaign is being held in conjunction with a nationwide drive by the national Junior Chamber of Commerce which is urging economy in governmental operation. Petitions are now in circulation here and the North Canton Jaycees hope to obtain 3,000 signatures of North Canton residents and this vicinity. The local drive is headed by James Jester, president of the North Canton Jaycees and he is being assisted by the entire membership, as the young men of tho town are throughly convinced that now is the time for economy in government of our country if it is ever to be placed on a pay as you Z<> plan. Similar campaigns are also under way throughout Stark County as well as the rest of the country and it is hoped that upwards of 55,00.0 signatures will be obtained in Stark county alone. The Jaycees economy drive was launcFfed January 16 -\t a semimonthly meeting of the state organization in Columbus. Jaycee club throughout Ohio nvs being visiitd by Cliff Cooper, national president and Ohio Jaycee officials. Cooper told Ohio Jaycees of recent meetings h« has had with Herbert Hoover, who headed the commission; President Truman; ECA Administrator, Paul Hoffman and Louis Johnson, secretary of fense. de- Pfc. Kessler Service to Be Held Saturday Funeral services will be held for Pfc, Clarence E. Kessler at 9:30 A. M. Saturday in St. Paul's Catholic Church in .North Canton with I'ather Steiger officiating. Calling hours are Thursday and Friday at 7:00 P. M. in the Lewis funeral home. Burial will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Massillon. He was a graduate of St. John's Catholic Church schobl in Canton and was president of the 1938 class. •At-the-'timc-of hiB induction he was employed by Motor Express. On June 25, 1941, he was sent to Ft. Riley. Kansas; later to Ft. Clark, Texas. On July 20, 1942 he was sent to New Caledonia, Australia. At the time of his death he was senving with Hdqtrs. 1st Sq. of the 112 Cavalry and was killed in the engagement at Afua Atipe, New •Guinea. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kessler"of RD 9, four brothers, Carl and Robert of Canton, Donald and Harry of the home; five sisters, Sister Mary Alice O. P. of Youngstown, Helen, Cecelia, Alice and Jane of the home. Presenting Award to Donald Newbauer Three North Canton People Helped During Past Year by Polio Fund Those little "Iron Lungs would look much prettier yes and more heart warming to those who have been helped arid may need help when the next polio epidemic hits Stark'Coti'H* ty and maybe even North Canton. Have you been passing them by? Why not make a.habit of dropping in your odd change, Zion Lutheran Church To Hold Dedication Monday A registration tea will be held at the Community Building on Thursday afternoon, February 2 for the women of the community who are interested in registering for classes to be given each Thursday afternoon. Instructors for the various courses to be given during "Your Community Day" program will be introduced at this time. The classes will be given at the Community Building for a period of eight weeks beginning on Thursday, February 9, and lasting until March 23. The last lesson will be an Easter Parade at which time the women will be given the opportunity of exhibiting what they have learned and .made in their classes. Mrs. Sylvia Skotnicky will instruct tfie sewing class as well as the class in interior decoration. Mrs. J. C. Sexton will return to teach the over popular millinery class. Mrs. J. P. Marshall will be teaching knitting and crocheting. Mi's. John Safron will instruct the beginners in bowling and Bill Blank will teach the hand craft classes. Mrs. Mike Wadell will have charge of the nursery. NORTH CANTON SOROSIS TO MEET FEBRUARY 1 Mrs. James Miller will have charge of the February 1 meeting of the North Canton Sorosis. The grouip will .meet in the Community Building at 8 p.m. with Miss Nancy Witter, president ore&iding. Senior Woman's Club Plans Noon Meeting The Senior Woman's Club of North Canton will hold their annual American Home program on Monday, February 6 at 12 o'clock noon in ths Community Blvd. Rev. George Parkinson will be the guest speaker., Mrs. K. C. Rog- lin, program chairman has announced. Music for afternoon will be announced by Mrs. R. C. Rice. Mrs. Ernest Lancashise, is chairman of the tea committee and has asked that aall members attending bring their own table service. Mrs. R. E. Rentier and Mrs. M. M. Ru- bright will serve as receptionists for the meeting. One hundred and fifteen nicnv bers and guests present.at the last meeting of the club were treated to a very fine musical program by the members of the Hartvilie Chorus, who presented three groups of numbers. A very interesting talk was given by Miss Kathryn Bsek. Mrs. Leo Shilling and Mrs. Walter Dorn presided at tea table decorated in a Spring like theme with yellow Jouquile and green frosted candles. Pictured above are James Jester president of the (North Canton Juycci's; Conrad Traut, Chairman of the Citizens' committee which named the award winner, 34-year-old Donald F. Newbauer, North Cant.m's man of yea;- who received the North Canton Jaycee award at th- annual Bosses night dinner, held last Tuesday night; William J. Hoag, Junior, who was active in forming the North Canton Jaycees and late:- served as its-, first president, and Guy W. Price, former mayor of North Canton and a member of the Citizens' committee. North Canton Scouts Among Those To Be Honored By Advancement The North Nimishillen district board of review met recently and approved a long list of scouts and former scouts I'm- advancement honors and included among the names were many from North Canton, and vicinity. Those being advanced to Star Hank include: David W. Welker, David G. Kaufman, Ott Phyllis Spitler Received Honorable Mention in Senior's Essay on TB Miss Phyllis Spitler, a senior at North Canton High School was one of the three students to receive honorable mention in the senior division of the Stark County Tuberculosis and Health Association's 13th annual school press project, "How Our Communities fight Tuberculosis." First award went to Robert Steele, a senior at East Spar- ta-Sandyville High, who also won an honorable mention for a cartoon on tuberculosis .control in Wohlhold, Samuel Martin, Don Fillers-', Ned <"arl Lehman, Devere Kaufman, Donald Sumser, Dick Spoils H'T, Dirk Kvcrh.'irt, William L. Hull, Dale II. Kvans, Billy Henry Hull, I'aul Vogflgrsang and Rirhaid IVlfrog. Bfiim advanced in Life Rank arc—Clark Mill"r. Dick MaierhofT- rr, George Lokie, Phil Stabler. Ronald Lee l-'oltz, Richard Heyard and Lester R. Mohler. Donald Kaufman was approved for Bronze Balm, Ralph "R. Bush Co,- Gold Palm and Rodney Wagner for Silver I'alm. These achievements in excess of Eagle Scout rc- i|iiiremeuls. •;•• -. hers of Uie advancement co.n'.mittee sated it was the first time they could remcuiiher that two adults have been advanced at the same time with their sons. The pairs include, Devere Kaufmaan and son Donald, and William L. Holl and son. Billy. The awards will be presented at a court of honor to be held on Wednesday, February S, in the Ohio Power Building at 7:H0 p.m. Members of the advancement coin- mittee are Robert Bsiallavd, Hobert Rhode?., Devere Kaufman, George NicporV and Donald Mcars, field scout executive. Paul Seiple, G. V. Dm-yee, Mr. Mears and Dan Lane will attend a meriting or the Northeast Ohio jamboree Committee in Youngstown to nlan the national jamboree in Valley Forge this su.m.mer. The district has registered 14 scouts for the trip .<) far and the (junta is 33. C. L. Riley, training chairman, announced a scoutmaster basic training course to be held in th" training center at Camp Tuscazoar. The course is for scoutmasters, and explorer leaders and their assistances from Stark. Wayne, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties. Frank G. Hoover, national vice nresidenf. will present the Sflver Beaver Awards, highest in adult scout work. Dr. L. E. Leavenworth will present Veterans awards and Mr. Riley will present training keys. DAVID MATHIE HEADS ALPHA TAC OMEGA David Mat hie, son of Mr. an Mrs. Ward Mathic of Kast Ma pi Street, extension is president of ti Alpha Tau Omega pledgts i Mount Union College. The annual congregational meeting will be held in the church basement of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday night, January 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. Included in the program of this meeting will be election of new church officers for the coming year, approval of budget and the acceptance of the Pastor's reports. As a special feature of this meeting the dedication of the improved facilities of the church and the Sunday school mprovements will be dedicated. The new church facilities include a new gas fired hot water heating system, with two independent boilers. A basement, made higher by one and a half feet with glazed tile walls and asphalt tile floor, larger windows, and greater usable space for Sunday School and congregational meetings. In the church itself new light fixtures will h^ dedicated. These wpik' donated to the church by Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Adams in loving memory of Mr. Adams' mother Mrs. Arthur W'arstler. All members are urged to h" present in the new and improved Suudav School ronnw. who knows you may be helping yourself to medical care .next eum-> mer or fall. Last year there were three locAl people in North Canton and vicinity who were stricken with the dread disease and the ipolio fund came to their rescue and it is hfeflat warm in;- to know, that all are back on the road to recovery, which might not have been the case if they had not. had the right .medical attention immedately that .the dread disease struck. First a little three year old girt who became ill had her pare/itta gravely concerned when tfife'.doctors djagnosed her case as-lioli». With the Infantile Paralysis Fund to the rescue she was hospitalised P-T.A. EXECUTIVE BOARD TO MEET An executive board meeting of the Parent-Teachers Association will be held Thursday evening, January 2C>, at 8 p.m. in the High School. North Canton Optimists to Hear John Pearce Speak February 1 March of Dimes Dance Howard D. Miller Post No. 436 of Greentown will hold a a Match of Dimes Dance Saturday' evening in the Legion Home. The net proceeds will be given to„ the March of Dimes or polio drive funds. Elmer Gallineau is chairman. John W. Pearce of the Iioo-j ver Company Engineering Department will be the speaker] for the North Canton Opti-1 mist Club when they have: their dinner meeting on*Wednes-| day evening, February 1st at <>::j() at Wynnwond Inn. ! Mr. I'earce will talk to the group on the subject of "television". He Rotarians lo Hear Talk m "Underground" "The Underground Rai 1 road" will be the topic of Mr. Harold Wisnian when he speaks before the North Canton Rotary Club at the Thursday evening dinner meeting will purposely refrain from a tech-j held in the North Canton Cnmmun- nical discussion but bring to the' ity Building. members a history of television i Mr Wisnian who is superinten- along with an explanation of just (i(,ni „f schools at Minerva, Ohio how you can sit in the comfort of has .made a hobby of tracing down your own home on a cold Novem-; the workings of the "Underground her afternoon and view a football [ Railroad" in this section of Ohio, game that is in progress 500 miles Pennsylvania and Indiana. away. I His talk should be particularly Clair K. Roger as program chair-- interesting to the men from North ake air-' and man will introduce the speaker ana Canton as it is a known fact that Orlin Wyant, president of the club,' ,„„. f)f the st0po.vers of the netro will preside and make a short ^''-1 s|;iVes who were escaping from, th port on proposed activities lor the coming year. and now is hack home, though.^till taking treatments arid wearing special shoes. She will fully recover, with proper care. Then a young mother to be from this locality was stricken with-the dread disease and sjje was nlshed to the hospital and given the.proper medical care, with the help of the polio fund, she has recovered though she lost her baby. Still taking treatments for her arm which is still weak, she has been brought hom.e and will eventually make a full recovery thanks to your nickels and dimes of previous years, Stark Countv has been able to take care of its own. A little nine year old boy from Nor'n Canton who was taken ill was 'the next to be stricken with the. dread disease. Rushed to the hospital and placed under the prop* er treatment with'the polio'fund giving the assistance needed so badly in the time of emergency, he too has made a good Tecovery arid with continued treatment and proper shoes he *vill also some day be as good as new. If you and you had walked past those boxes placed for your dimes and dollars in other years, their story may not ha\s had such happy endings. If you are the next, one to ba stricken, lets hope that all the boxes have been filled and that ydu h;«d a part in filling them- to help you get well. What do you say North Cantonites how about filling those little "Iron Lungs" with, ail they can hold, of enough to make everyone here and everywhere well. should the dread polio strike again. ROOM MOTHERS TO BE HONORED AT TEA MRS. ANNA SNYDER DIED JANUARY « Mrs. Anna R. Snyder, *2, widow of F. J, Snyder, died Monday afternoon in Aultman Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Snyder had been a resident of Plain Township for 40 years and was a member of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church at Cario. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harry Zimmerman of Canton, Mrs. Walter Hein of North Canton. Mrs. William C. Myers and Mrs. Russell Holl of Louisville; a son Vernon of Alhambra, California and 15 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Rev. Walter E. Weber will officiate at the services- in the Lewis Funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in St. Jacob's Cemetery. Zion Reformed Church to Dedicate New Sunday School Building his school paper, The Spartan For urn. Flora Hecht, an eighth grade student at Belle Stone school in Canton, won first place in the junior division, and Eugene Devies and' Barbara Betz, both stu.de/it? at Marlboro Township School shared he honors in the elementary division, • ■ All winning awards will be sent to the statewide press project contest to be held in Columbus somi.e- time during the first week in February. All entrants will be the guests of the Stark TB Association at a luncheon and tour of the Cleveland Health Museum in April. All but two eligible schools in the county took part, and more than 80 entries were received from the 25 participating schools. The project sponsored annually by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, was the sixth in which the Stark County group has taken part. Judges in the contest were Mrs. Thelma Geiger of >the Alliance Review, Mrs. JJuth Wirtz of the Mas- ^ ^ uv-i „.„„ .WJV„. sillon Evening Independent; Miss d'^ '" 'V'"^.""".'/ "JTiT '-'T—"""' completed »» i...«..,. u Madeline Angelone, nurse and.R^ormed Church at tha. «*"""«:• ditoriuii* can serve a* a chapel health educator at Molly Stark worship service, to which all mem-l when the proposed adjoining sane- Sanatorium: James' Harvey, in- &er« of the church and- Sunday) tuary has been built. School and their friends are invited Members of the Sunday School Dedication services of the new: the morning sermon. His assistant addition to the Sunday School is Rev. .Earl Wynn. building will be held Sunday morn-: The remodeling -and redecorating in the Zion Evangelical and in* °,f J** Present edifice has been „*. . „. ., - t- . ■; • » . i completed so that, the present au- structor at Kent State Canton Uni versity and Clayton Horn of the Repository, ,,_. _ ,^i to attend. Rev. Melvin E. Beck, pastor of the church will preach and Church who are responsible i or. the building .include a Building sponsible for the building is the; H. Witter, South up into Canada was in a home located in the little village I "Room Mothers will be guests..of. of McDonaldsville. Even today honor at a tea to be given by the carvnigs of names and dates made I Parent-Teachers Association in"the by the escaping negroes themselves | Community Building on Tuesday may still be seen in the hand hewn afternoon, January 31 from lrto 3. timbers which are still in exsist- Mrs. Atlee Falls, Mrs. Homer ance in the cellar of the house to- Young and Mrs. Luther. Sautters day. . tare in charge of arrangements. Fire Destroys Smith's Formica Shop; Cabinet Shop and Tools Saved North Canton and Greentown Volunteer fire departments battled not only the names that demolished Smith's Foimica shop on the North Canton-Akron Road, two miles north-of the village, Friday morning, but also had to contend" tyith. freezing temperatures and a brisk wind, which', for'a^timet threatened to spread the fire to other nearby dwellings\m;thei area. Flames from the burning Formica shop spread to,a,htear-< by cabinet shop on the &mith\pr6- perty. burning one end of ^th'e'build- ing. The cabinet shop - \yaa.,'ttonly slightly damaged and all'-tools were saved. Mr. Smith said-bugi- nes> would go on as usual-irt the cabinet shop. Loren Smith who had operated t he cabinet shop at the rear of hia iiome since 1945 said the Formica shop was a complete loss. Also destroyed in the fire was valuable machinery used in a fabricating. process for table tops, drain boards and lunch counter tops. The equipment included laminating and pressing equipment and a vast assortment of hand tools, Mr. Smitbi stated. The blaze was first noticed hy a pacing motorist who aroused; Mr. Sir.ith, his wife and daughter and father from their .beds shortly; after 2 a.m. on Friday morning. After some difficulty they w6re) able to contact the Greentcuvn Are* department, who played water ori the blaze until their supply rum short. North Canton fire d£9&rt-< ment was then called. Approxj,-* mately 25 volunteer firemen werk on the scene and the last fire trucTd left about 5 in the morning. Mr. Smith estimated the damaad to the buildings in excess of $5,00(1 and said he believed the los* to thel contents would be approximately $6,000. The loss is only partly «oV^ fund committee which is composed I Building Committee which is coni- of Homer T. Welker, chairman and i posed of C. w! Studer, chairman Mrs. Mildred Clouser, Mrs. Mary | and L. C. Achauer, A. K. Baab. Cooper, R. 'C. Foster, "A. L. Geib, 'Mrs. L. S. Berkebile, Mr?. Ham- Mrs. B. R. Giblev, Miss Blanche Bie.rie, Mrs. Ralph Brown, Mrs. Grove, F., L. Hoare, C. E. Howes, i Burtoii Carle, W. C. Elson, D. C. C. H. Schafer, Mrs. M. K. Schafer.' Ge'rber, O. J. Horton, W. W. iffath- C. M. Wehl, C. B. Williams, Bur-j ie, H. J. Mohler, J. M. Oyster, G. dette Wise and Mrs. Roger Bishop,1 J. Royer, Mrs. Ray Sponseller,. F. treasurer. The other committee re-j D. Stover, K. M. Willaman and S. _ ered by insurance,, -jie Stated,"
|Title||The Sun, 1950-01-25|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
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VOb. 26—No. 16
NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1950
6c PElfc COPY
Enlightened Public Opinion
If you are of my generation, probably you are as
impressed as I am with how well versed people are in what
is going- an in the world today. Maybe the radio has brought
this about—but I like to think it is something- more than that.
I like to think that it is all part of a sincere desire to find out
what is what, and why.
Ignorance never settled a question. This has been proven
again and again throughout history. Public opinion is usually
in advance of the law. And public opinion is based upo.n what
people^think and know about a question. As Josh Billings
said: "It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't
so." But it is much more important to be well informed.
For—mark it well, there is nothing a well informed public opinion cannot do. Occasional error of opinion does no
harm so long as reason is left free to combat it.
It is reason, and reasoning, that is needed at the present
moment when our knowledge of all subjects—history, trade,
labor and industry—must all be global in character. We cannot afford to pigeonhole a single fact. We cannot afford to
isolate our minds. We cannot afford to assume knowledge.
We must J