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wr era n*wmmnu_r Vol. 34 — No. 29 NORTH CANTON, OHIO. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1960 10c Per Copy <watmy «* nrt rirtwt** rtKfiSAltm What's His Record? The political' contest is well under way. Candidates are popping up all over the horizon. Favorite sons are getting promises of support and probably making as many promises as they get. The political news is encroaching more and more on both foreign and domestic happenings on the pages of the newspapers. We are becoming better and better acquainted with the voices and looks of the candidates on radio and TV. Overseas, commentators in both press and radio are explaining, describing, and prophesying "the United States Elections." And in the case of the Communist nations and their satellites, castigating most of the candidates, and damming with faint praise a few. And all this is going to steadily increase as the months go by! There is one advantage this year. All the candidates this year have been in politics long enough so that they have records. There won't be any valid alibi for electorate ignorance. Of course the easy way out is simply accept what the candidate says and what his friends - and - followers say about him. But to do that would be shirking on the jiob of citizenship. The United States is a Republic — "a state in which the sovereignty resides in the people and the adrtiinistration is lodged in officers elected by and representing the people; a representative democracy." Freedom of choice is not only a right but a responsibility. Therefore, while there is still time, we must study the records. And that means not taking summaries and statistics, but looking at the record itself. Statistics are all right in their way, but they can be misleading.' I saw a record once that marked a man right in ten votes and wrong in one. When I dug deeper, I found the markings were all on one bill — he had voted down ten amendments and for the bill as originally written. In short, he never varied from the side the statisticians called "wrong." So look at the record of the candidates yourself, with the following questions in mind. Has he been consistent in his views? Has he shown opportunism by switching when it could help him? Has he shown loyalty to the party program on which he was elected1? Has he been absent when he didn't want to declare his position? How does his record fit in with his present position? Does he spend more time condemning what has been done than he does stating what he would do? Is he constructive, logical and fair? Does he keep his promises? Is he apt to be swayed by pressure? It is all there in the record. Now is the time to study it. Our Freedoms and Taxes Every time there is an easing pf tensions, there are outcries, over our high taxes and the demands made upon us for money to adequately defend our nation, and to keep our allies — we hope they are that — away from Communism. As a nation, and as individuals, we take defeat with bettp r grace than we do success. We have to know WHY before we will give up any of our advantages. When things are going well, we seem to forget that the only things we cannot afford to give up are our basic freedoms. What are these basic freedoms? Do you remember "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's — and unto God the things that are God's." One would like to add: Give unto man the things which are man's, give man his freedom and personality, his rights and religion." Those are the basic ideals which we as individuals, which we as a nation, must put first. Until they are assured to all peoples, they are not assured to any. Ih order to keep .these basic freedoms' we must give up many of our false notions such as that our comforts are idur essentials. Without the basic freeodms there is nothing of real importance. Ask those who have suffered when the Cojnmunists marched in. They know what is really important. The basic, things that are man's are his freedom — to speak and to think as an individual; his personality — his ability to make the best of himself; his rights — both as a citizen and as a man; and his religion, without which he has nothing. When \ye cppiplain about taxes that are the price we pay for the preservation of our way of life, we are forgetting what would be our lot were these basic freedoms to be torn from us. Taxes are one of the few yvays. in which every citizen can participate in the government. Taxes are the price of liberty. To pay taxes is a privilege, not a penalty. It is a proof of fitness. Slaves do not pay taxes. Only free men pay them. : I do not mean you should pay taxes blindly. It is your duty to keep a "watchful eye upon your legislators, lest they be tempted to spend your tax money on non-essentials. That, too, is but part of your responsibility as a citizen with a vote. , But let's stop complaining. If we want to be sure of retaining our bp«ic freedoms, we must be willing-to pay ior ttiera* And -freedom is worth, the price. Mrs. Rodemeyer To Head PTA Mrs. Peter 0. Rodemeyer was elected president of the North Canton PTA at the r e g u lar meeting Tuesday night, April 5. I Serving with her throughout' the coming year wil] be Mrs. Al i Francis, vice president; Mrs. | Richard Sanderson, recording | secretary; Miss Darlene Fraleigh, corresponding secretary; Edwin J. Trott, treasurer; Mrs. Richard Waltenbaugh, historian; and Harry Hart, sergeant at arms. Mrs. James Tucker and Mrs. Harvey Gross will be delegates to the Stark County Council. They will be installed at the May 3 meeting at North Canton Hoover High School. On the nominating committee were Mrs. William Bacon, chairman; Mrs. Roy Mohler and Mrs. Donald Martin Foreign Languages lor Grinders At the Tuesday night- meoiing, Mrs. Hazel M. Rourk, Spanish professor at Kent State University, spoke in favor of teaching foreign languages in the elementary schools. Sixty-nine Ohio communities already are offering f o r- eign language courses on the grade school level, she remarked. Mr.s. Rodemeyer announced that anyone interested in having such a program on a voluntary basis, sponsored by the PTA, should contact her. Announcement also was made of Mrs. Francis as delegate to the Parent Education Workshop at Kent State, April 28, May 3 and 10. Mayor Gets Map, Directory Mayor Proclaims YCA Week To the Citizens of North Canton and Greentown: WHEREAS, It- was decided by Inter-Club Council to again, with thj aid of the adult citizens ol North Canton School District, sponsor a program to find and honor potential "Young Citizens" ; WHEREAS, The 1959 Young Citizens Award program was rer 'cipient' of^a National Freedoms Foundation Award; WHEREAS, The Young Citizens Award program emphasizes the positive ,side of youth behavior and puts .the spotlight on the tyte of leadership which we must have to shape the future of our community and country; WHEREA3, Tho Young Citizens Award program is awarding the high school students who voluntarily enter the program and 'thus having demonstrated an appreciation for the fundamental qualities. of a good citizen ■and the outstanding practice of good citizenship in the home, church, school and community; WHEREAS. The Young Citizens Award winners vvill be honored at a banquet on April 20 at Hoover High School; ■WHEREAS, Dr. Paul Sharp will 'be the guest speaker and will present the awards; THEREFORE, I George W. Swindell, Mayor of North Canton, do hereby proclaim the week of Af ril 12-23, 1960, as Young Citizens Award Week. Signed, Mayor George W. Swindell Nail Easter Morn with Hosannas At Sunrise, Morning Church Services The first of tne jaycee-sponsored North Canton Str.eet Directories was presented to Mayor George W. Swindell (right) at the Monday night council meeting along with the framed map which was used for reproduction in the directory. Making the presentation was Jack Sponseller, president of the North Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce. The map is held by the co-chairmen in charge of the project: Richard Anstine (left) and Richard Loxley. All council members also received copies of North Canton's first directory, which will be available to the general public, free, next week. Hiram Prexy Keynotes YCA Banquet Will Present Awards to 32 Youths Adams To Head OMEA Region Hoover High instrumental instructor John Adams has beon elected president of the East Central Region of the Ohio Music Education Assn. District president of a five- county area from 1937-59, he will .serve a two-year term. He has been a member uf the association 12 years. Although his ccrm becomes official June 1. he will assume his new duties at the association's meeting in Columbus Mav 20-21. The East Central region of the association is comprised of 22 counties. Serving with him vvill be Vance O'Dor.nelj of Alliance as vice chairman, and Miss R.ena Glover of Springfield Local, secretary-treasurer. Sunrise Service At Stadium An Easter Sunrise Service will be held at: the Nortii Canton Stadium at 6 a.m Sundav, April 17. The guest speaker will be Dr. Hein from Columbus. The Rev. Ronald Wolter, pastor of Good 'Shepherd Lutheran Church in Canton, will be liturgist. Organist vvill be Miss Sandy Schlub of Canton. A hither league choir will sing. Radios To Rebroadcast Award-Winning Program Next Wednesday, April 20, 176 Hoover High School students will witness their classmates receiving citizenship awards and will hear an address by Hiram College President Paul Frederick Sharp. Thirty-two boys and girls will be given special recognition. In the audience at the third annual Young Citizens Award banquet vvill be parents, friends, civic leaders and members of tlV radio and press. •More than 700 adults and youth are expected to attend the North Canton Inter Club Council sponsored citizenship (Continued on Page Five) PUBLIC INVITED '.L^^tiSS. Dr. Paul F. Sharp Chamber Studies Charter Public, Candidates Guests North Canton voters will have their first and probably their last opportunity April 19 to meet face-to-face in a group the 27 candidates running for the charter commission. These local men and women have been invited to attend the April meeting of the .North- Canton Area Chamber of Commerce to be held Tuesday at Dogwood Park. Tho charter program, in addition to introducing tlie commission candidates will include a brief background of thG form, ing of the Citizens Committee for Charter Government., And a panel discussion on the charter issue A discussion and question period will conclude the program. Signs YCA Proclamation The 'public has been extended a special invitation to attend this meeting which will deal with an issue vital to the future of their community, says Vernon Sell, chamber president1. Moderating the program and introducing the candidates will be Harold T. Duryee. The four panelists and their topics will be: Mrs. Peter Rodemeyer, "What is a Charter"; James E. Ritchie, "Why Have a Charter"; Robert E. Mylett, "How to Secure a Charter; and Mr. Duryee, "Who Writes a Charter." The chairmen for the three subcommittees of the Mayor's Study Committee on Future Government, in addition to the charter form, will review their committees' findings: Lawrence R. Sannes, commission and federal flans; William Hagenlocher, city manager plan and Charles B. Strausser, statutory city government. The program will begin 7:30 p.m. at Weirich Named To Conduct Survey Will Report Findings To Columbus Richard D. Weirich has been appointed by Mayor George W. Swindell to conduct a community survey of North Canton. The appointment was confirmed by the village Council at their meeting Monday night. The survey is being requested by the Ohio Department of In- dustrial ai:d Economic Develop ment to .frovide the state vvitl information which will help attract new industry. The" comprehensive survey covers location, general charac teristics of the community, cli mate, population" statistics, la bor, present industries, trade finance, housing, local govern ment, .communication, edu cational facilities, churches health services, protective serv ices, recreation, culture, trans portation and utilities. Mr. Weirich vvill appoint .sub commitiee chairmen to repor on each of the 18 phases of thi report. Mr. Weirich served as a mem ber of the Mayor's Study Com mittee on Future City Gov ernment and the Citizens Com mittee for Charter Government. He is a candidate for charter commissioner at the May 3 primary election, and is currently serving as a member of the North Canton Planning Commission. He is a student at Akron University, majoring in government and business, and is associated with the Northeastern Ohio Regional Office of the Nationwide Insurance Companies. Mr. Weirich commented that Communities Congregate To Consecrate Christ's Sacrifice on the Cross Five separate sunrise services in tiie North Canton - Greentown area will greet the dawn of Easter, 1960. The earliest service will be at sunrise, 5:19, and will be conducted by the Community Christian Church at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. Six o'clock services will be held by Faith Methodist Church at the church property, by Zion Evangelical and Reformed at the church, by Zion Lutheran at the stadium. The combined sunrise service of the Greentown churches will be held at 6:30 at the Church of the Nazarene. Northminster United Presbyterian youth have been invited to attend the Metho- dist service as special guests. Tho Methodists have planned a breakfast to follow the early service, at 1, MYF seniors will dine at the'home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gillman of 7319 Chatham Pkwy. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plank of 833 Harmon will host the intermediates. Both the junior and senior choirs will be heard at the 8 o'clock Faith Methodist service at the Community Building YMCA. The senior choir will sing at the 30:15 church service. The sermon for both serv- ices will be "Easter's Eternal Entities." Holy Communion wil] be serv- ed at the 7:45 and 10 a.m. services at Zion E & R. S.-ecial anthems are "Glorious Everlasting'- by Cousins and "How Excellent Thy Name, Hal- lelujah" by Handel. The chancel, youth and children's choir vvill combine to sing "Jesu Priceless Treasure." T h e youth choir will sing 'Easter Carol" and "Jesus Jhrist is Risen Today" at the i o'clock service at the Zion -.utheran Church. Chancel anthems for the 10:30 •■ervLe are "All Hai] to Thee J Blessed Morn" by Bach and 'Christ the Lord is Risen To- lay, Alleluia" by Williams. Holy Jommunion will be observed at )oth services. "The Resurrection" vvill be he the sermon topic for both he 9 and 11 o'clock services at -ommunity Christian C h u rch For the early service the chancel choir vvill sing "SL.ce by ian Came Death" by Handel. .'he anthem for the second ,serv- (Continued on Page Three) Senior 'Bunnies' Color Easter Eggs For Bake Sale Hoover Student Keynotes International Jr. Red Cross Dinner In Mansfield Dr. R. T. Warburton (right) hands Mayor George W. Swindell a p.en to be used in signing the Mayor's proclamation of Young Citizens Award Week, April 17-23. Highlighting.- the we.-ek will be the third annual -YCA' banquet Wednesday night. Dr. Warburton is general-chairman of the I960 YCA .program. North Canton Hoover High student, Miss Linda Hostnik, was the main speaker at the Annual International Junior Red Cross dinner in Mansfield, held at the Mansfield Red Cross Chapter House, Wednesday evening, April 6, at 6:30. Miss Hostnik a senior at the school, is president of the Junior Red Crass High School Council in Canton. 'She Was one of 20 Americans and the only representative from Ohio at the International Study Center composed of delegates from 40 other countries held at the University of Toronto last August, took as the subject for her speech, her experiences at the International Center. Brightly colored and decorated E'aster eggs will be the "hottest" item at the North Canton Senior Citizens bake sale this Saturday. This will be another of the club's money-making activities to finance the local Senior Citizens project. The bake sale will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the lobby of the North Canton Community Building YMCA. Long years of experience will provide mountains of yummies to tempt the palate of even the strictest dieter^. In addition to the Easter eggs and pastries, there also will be a White Elephant sale . As an added attraction hot coffee will be served throughout the day to refresh shoppers. Youth Activities The Greentown Girl Scout Intermediates 355 will go camping on Friday, April 15 and -come home at noon on Saturday, April 16. The group will leave at 9 a.m. for camp Timberlain south of Massillon from the Community Hall. Leaders going with them will be Mrs. Robert Hangrove, Mrs. Richard Eaver and Mrs, Jack ■Boston; Kichara Weirich the village will gain much information about its past and present which vvill help in future planning. He asked the cooperation of community groups in gathering information for the survey. Appointment of the committee members vvill be completed in the next few days, says Mr. Weirich. Easter VacsKon In observance of Easter, Norlh Canton schools will be -closed Good Friday. In announcing tlie one- day vacation, Supt. E. R. Malone, said a full school schedule would be maintained Thursday and that classes would resume as usual Monday, April 18. Trophy Brings Happy Tears Tears of happiness streamed down the face of Alice Goldsmith (center) Friday night as she received the trophy for the 1960 North Canton spelling champ. The 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Goldsmith of 415 Ohio Ave., Alice is a seventh grader at North Canton Junior High and was -^runnerup in the 1959 bee. This year's runn.erup was Cherry Warstler, eighth grader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen L. Warstler of 610 N. Main St. Supt. of Schools E. R. Malone made the presentation of the winner's trophy and the pin to the runnerup. Alice, who spelled down 61 other contestants, will again test her spelling abilities at The Repository Regional Finals at Timken Vocational High School May 6. She spelled "weird" and "tyranny" correctly to gain the title. The local spelling bee was held at the Junior High School under the direction of G. K.. Niekles, principal.
|Title||The Sun, 1960-04-13|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|