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8CCBEB BATP W i»f ' • »»«^=s*f'if;,'yv*!'1*'*- l ,"-Mn ^^ 'lips.■**.*l*****~__***&e&GS^ * CONSRESSlO^^ .^A**.-<fftcJiK^ Reckless Requests A. nation's postal service is its lifeline of communication. It is as essential as national defense, as sacrosanct as freedom of worship and- as vital to orderly government as the right to vote. ; Only the majesty of Government can maintain and protect the United States Mails. Whether they move at a profit or a loss is of far less significance than whether they move speedily in the service of every American everywhere at moderate cost. Bills now pending for further rate increases reflect a reckless misunderstanding of public responsibility. It is high time that we reject once and for all the notion of Postmaster General Summerfield that he is (or should be) operating a business. In his preoccupation over deficits he is confusing a vital function of Government with the distribution of automobiles. Of course it costs taxpayers money to run the Post Office Depai-tment. It also costs money to run the other Administrative Departments — State, Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, Justice — also the Courts and Congress. Mr. Summerfield should take pride and comfort in the fact that the roughly $2.5 billion in stamp money that he turns over to the Treasury each year comes as close as it does in terms of pei'centage to matching: the cost iof the Department. If he were mayor of Saginow, Michigan, would he expect the parking meters to pay for the.police department? , This .anattigy is not quite as absurd as it may sound. The Postmaster is not :only asking that the individual pay five cents instead of four for the stamp that his birthday letter to Aunt Mary across the street or across the nation, but; demanding similar increases in the various classifications'of mail that provide the basic medium of commercial cofrimunication at all levels, which, the experts hope, may share in stimulating a $500 billion national economy during i960. If parking fees are too high, not so many people will come downtown and shop. If postal rates go still higher, business mail will decine — and so, in corresponding measure, will,buying and selling and jobs and profits and income and the. Federal tax-take. s . .Thus, the Postmaster well might, if Congress is eare- less enough and shortsighted enough to go atong with him, get.-his further rate increases — and still have his deficit, too. In that case, it will be a deficit that the Treasury will have more difficulty in meeting. Obligation To Know There was a time when it was the rule, rather than the exception, to be poorly informed about matters other than those in one's immediate areas of concern. Relatively few persons knew much about national affairs. Even fewer oould engage in intelligent, informed discussion of foreign affairs. This has changed, though not as much as is widely supposed. Americans are generally better informed than they were before the days of radio, television and almost universal newspaper readership. The opportunities to inform oneself are vastly greater than they were a generation ago. Yet many Americans continue to take the easy way of keeping their heads in the sand instead of looking about and trying to understand the winds of change that keep the modern world. It is still possible for an American citizen to get along pretty well in his daily life without knowing much about what is going, on. To do so is becoming more than ever a renuciation of full citizenship, however. The obligation to learn, to evaluate, to form iopinions about the. conduct of foreign and domestic affairs, can no longer be evaded in good conscience. . . ... Few persons can afford the time required to be thoroughly informed. All who fancy themselves good citizens must take the time to gain at least elementary understanding of the issues before us. Nothing less than that can be regarded as fulfillment of the individual's basic obligation in a democracy. Vol. 34 — No. 33 2 Sections — 14 Pages NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1960 10c Per Copy Slate Auditor Lauds Local School Board Members of the board of education of tli0 Noi\h Canton Exempted Village School District were singled out for praise today by State Auditor James A. Rh.dcs for what he termed "a job well done in the administration of tlie operations of your school di.-triet." Addressing -a letter to board president, Robert P. Braucher concerning the report covering a period of twonty-six months ending Feb. 29, I960 Rhodes,! said thai all requirements of law and of the Bureau of In speetion and Supervision of Public Offices had been com-.lied with, and added; "I want to point out that 'the cash jourr.al has been ac curately maintained; the balance- are reconciled mon,lily with the depository; Ihp api:ropriatio" ledger has boon properly maintained; no appropriation ac counts have boon over-pneum bered," ar.d "the minutes presented an accurate account of board proceedings.''. Rhodes went further to assert that "pro;/or records are of great assistance to state examiners, reducing the time and ccst of conducting such examinations." "These constitute savings to the taxpayers who must bear the expense, and they also re- fleet the interest of individuals charged with keeping ,the records. Such public servants actually promote good government," he concluded. State examiners, working under the supervision of the auditor, make periodic atidils of all local political subdivisions, as well as all state departments, boards, divisions and commissions, to protect: the interests of the taxpayers. Uniontown Club Seats New Officers Installed as 1960-61 officers of the Uniontown Junior Woman's Club at a dinner meeting held Thursday at the Mayfair Country Club were (left to right) seated: Mrs. George Fennen, president; and Mrs. Harold Yoak, vice president. Standing: Mrs. M. F. Burt, adviser; Mrs. Don Gosche, treasurer; Mrs. Wallace J. Miller, historian; Mrs. Don Lesh, recording secretary; and Mrs. Warren Hall, corresponding secretary. Space Travel Theme Of Rotary Program A tape and slide program on "Space Exploration" will be featured at the Thursday night meetirg of the North Canton Rotary Club. The program is provided by Richard Emmons, director of the North. Canton Planetarium. --The. - dinner . meeting vvill be held at thc Community Christian Church. Program chairman for May is Harold Royer. NO Board Goes Into School Bus Business The North Canton 'Board of Education, at; a meeting Tuesday night, took a purchase option on a fleet of school busses owned by R. G. Mortimer. Mr. Mortimer has served thc scho.il dislriet for ]() year, as a contract operator. The board's decision to own and operate school busses results from inability to reach an agreement oy, terms for a new contract, Tlie school board feels that it will be le-s costly to the taxpayers under a board owned and operated system. Bus drivers and a supervisor and maintenance man will be employed by the board. In other business tlie board: ACCEPTED resignations from lhe teaching s;aff from Mrs. Martha Bishop, Miss Dorothy Wells, Miss Sydney Briggs, Ly**. "".i more, Mrs. Patricia McEl- wain and Sam Leles. AUTHORIZED advertisement (Continued on Page Seven) Join Patrol Parade Expressway Ideas All roads can't be expressways, but there are some ideas we could borrow from these superhighways to make other roads easier and safer. Outstanding on expressways are the signs that let a driver know what's ahead so he'll have plenty of time to decide whether he'll turn off at the next outlet, stop for a snack at the next refreshment area, or fill his tank at the next service zone. Also, a driver cruising along a superhighway is constantly kept informed of the towns and cities that can be reached by roads leading from the next exit. All this is done simply and economically by a wonderful system of green information and direction signs, specified by the U.S. Bureau of public roads and placed so a driver can see them easily and in plenty of time to act. At night these signs reflect headlights brightly so a driver can read their messages from far away. Those of us who have driven for miles at night on a strange rural road, uneasily alert foi: some indication that we were on the right route, know how welcome and reassuring good signs would have been to us. It's difficult to understand why our rural roads and highways are so inadequately marked. Making wide-lane expressways out of all our roads is obviously impossible. Just keeping them in repair is costly enough. But providing good direction signs on rural roads and state highways is certainly within the reach of any budget. It won't make expressways out of our roads, but it certainly Will give them one of the major safety advantages of expressways. Why. don't -we do it. .12 Uniontown Junior Women Hold Spring Banquet And Installation The one-year-old Uniontown Junior Woman's Club which walked away with a special state award and six other honors at the recent Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs convention in Cleveland, installed officers for the coming year at a spring banquet Thursday, May 5, at the Mayfair Country Club. $100,000 Loan to Launch NW Storm Sewer Project Money took the stage at the Monday night council meeting. Council, in emergency action, voted to borrow .$100,000 from tlie Harter Bank & Trust Co. to proceed with the construction of the proposed northwest storm sewer project. In other business they gave first reading io an ordinance authorizing 57.000 toward the purchase of a $1-1,000 pr.;pony west of town, ap;.roved the transfer of $7,000 from (he income tax fund to tlie properly fund for said purcha.se, and approved the transfer of $15,000 from the income lax fund lo th0 general fund The Harter loan will be for Iwo years at ar. interest rate- of 3.5 per cent. Council earlier this vear threw out all bids on the project and reaclvertised. They have awarded the contract io DoLuea Con- Emily Swope Elected To Council Post, Is IFrfs' State Delegate SiXtNorch Canton patrol boys were among 100 area youngsters who l.eft Wednesday night to attend the 24th National School Safety Patrol Assembly and Parade in Washington. They will return home Sunday, after visiting with Rep. Frank T. Bow, and touring the Capitol, the FBI building, the White House, Mount Vernon, and the various memorials. They also will take trips to the National Zoological Park, Washington National Cathedral, Annapolis and to the New York Yankees-Washington baseball game. Representing North Canton in the area delegation will be (left to right) row 1: Lindell Russ, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Myers of 1229 Valley Blvd; and James Allen, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Allen of 402 N. Woodside. Row 2: Bob Ellis, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ellis of 737 Deerfield Dr.; and Ricky DeBlander, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex DeBlander of 921 Church. Row 3: Jeff Ziegler, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brandt Ziegler of 5522 Lipton NW. Keith Houser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Houser of 5530 Circle Hill Dr., was absent when the .picture was taken. All six boys are in the sixth grade. Russ attends Portage St. School. Allen, D.eBlander and Ellis are students at North Canton Junior High. Houser and Ziegler attend Orchard Hill. The local contingent, which will join with 30,000 youngsters in the parade in the nation's capifol on Saturday morning, is sponsored by the Canton Automobile Club. A daily report of the boys' activities will be broadcast over-Canton radio-station WHBC by Al Francis, Seated at the banquet were: Mr.s. George Fennen, president; Mrs. Harold Yoak, vice president ; Mrs. Don Lesh, Recording secretary; Mrs.' Warren Hall, corresponding secretary; a,;d Mrs. Wallace J. Miller, historian. Mr.s. Michael Karlo of the North Canlon Junior Wo- man'.s Club, advisor this pas year, was the installing officer In other "nu iness, six n e \. members were initiated into itlu 'i'ii by Mrs. Edward Sweitzer. This' brings the eiub's tota.' membership to 84 with an ad ditior.al associate member. ' The outgoing president, Mr.s L. E. Cunningham, was in charge of ihe meeting. The highest award won liy th. club at the recent conventioi was the special state con.cr vation award for outstanding work with youth in the field o conservation. They won this hon or in com. eli.ion with al] jun ior and senicr clubs in the state. The Uniontown group also re ceived a special honor .score: card award in competition with 31 new junior clubs; won first place for their yearbook, third place for their ■ scrapbook, outstanding junior club in the district with membership over 50 and an honor roll award. Devotions, at the meeting, were given by Mrs. Paul Postlethwait. The club's choral group sang several selections under the direction of Mr.s. De.bert G. _.mith, with Mrs Robert Keener as accompanist. Committee and department chairmen presented annual reports. Chairmen for the coming year appointed by the new president are: Mrs. Rolland Bowers, social; Mrs. Claude Jones Jr. and Mrs. Charles Gregory, ways and means; Mrs. Fred Damerow, telephone; Mrs. Delbert G. Smith fine arts; Mrs. Harry Loutzenheiser, public affairs; Mrs. Gene Thursby, community affairs; Mrs. Earl Loutzenheiser, American Home; Mrs. Rob- erf Mickley, international affairs; Mrs. Mark Wise, communications; Mrs. Richard J. Neff, conservation; Mrs. John Fegal, education; Mrs. Norman Bart- rug, project; Mrs. Paul Ruley, press reporter; Mrs. Paul Postlethwait, membership; Mrs. Cecil Smith, hostess; Mrs. Kenneth Smith, budget; Mrs. Lawrence Cunningham, parliamentarian; Mr.s. Earl Stock, federation; Mrs. Carl Kessler, auditor; Mrs. James Butler, news editor, and Mrs. Robert Ledger- wood and Mrs. Lorin Millard, friendly hostesses. Freshman Girl's Start Story Wins National Honors Parents Study Group To Meet Tuesday The Parents Study Group of- Hoovqr High .School will meet at the school's Little Theater- Tuesday, May 17, at 8 p.m. Speaking on "Plans and Problems of the School Board," will be Robert Braucher, school board president. Main item of the business portion will be Ithe election of officers for ■ the coming year. Glenn Piper, this year's .presi. dent, will conduct the meeting. CLrol Linden'berger An original science-fiction story won honorable mention in the 1960 Scholastic Magazines Writing Awards for a North Canton girl. Carol Lindenberger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lindenberger of 333 Witwer St.. won in (he Junior Short Story Division for her work, "The infallible.'' The timely story revo.ve.s around two men, Lt. Ed Martin and St. 'Bob Adams who are transferred in time to 2,000 years in the future. When trying to return to the present era, they go too far, and end up in prehistoric times. A freshman at Hoover High School, Carol is enrolled in a college preparatory course. Her story was entered through her English teacher, Mrs. Sally Dougherty. Carol i,s a member of the Freshman Tri-Hi-Y and t h o Freshman Chorus. For her story, Carol will receive a certificate, a key and a Sheaffer fountain pen. Her name will be among those winners listed in the May 18 issue of "Junior Scholastic." Local Police Report Three Minor M'shaps North Canton police investigated three minor traffic accidents in the village within the last week. Two occurred Tuesday, May 3. At 5:47 p.m. Tuesday a car, driven by Patricia L. Bryon, 23, of Clarendon Ave. N.W., Canton, .struck a utility pole in ithe 600 block of Portage St. Cars driven by Carl Morris, 45, of 445 -N. Main and Robert H. Maxwell, 46, of Detroit, collided in the 400 block of N. Main at 10:40 a.m. On Monday, May 2, cars driven by Merton D. Carter, 36, of 1925 Penny Ave. N.W., and John D. Risher, 43, of 2447 Bonnet Rd. were involved in a mishap at the intersection of Charlotte and Fair Oaks at 8 a.m. Emily Swope Emily Swope, Hoover II i g h junior, wa.. installed as vice president of the Junior Red Cross Chapter-wide Hi. h School Council, at a dinner meeting, Wednesday, May 11. Other officers who wil] begin ■heil* terms with her next 1'aJi are: Gary Rubin of Lincoln High, president; Rose Marie Ginnetli of Timken, corresponding secretary; and .MicheU0 Kesling of Sandy Valley, recording .secretary. Guests at the meeting held at the Canton .chapter headquariers tvere the 1960-61 school represen- .atives. Emily, who is very active in school and church affairs, has Deen chosen to represent Norih Canton at Girls State this summer. Local delegates io this event are co-sponsored by the North Cam..n American Legion Auxiliary, ,;he PTA and the Woman's Cub. She plays drums in both the school band and orchestra and sings second alto in the choir. Emily is a member of the Future Nurses Club, the Chemistry Club and National Honor Society. This is her first year as a member of the Canton Council of the Junior Red Cr. ss, but she has been a member of the school council since the seventh grade. Emily also is active in rhe CYF at the Community Christian Church. Emily is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon ..wope of 902 Woodrow President for the lale afternoon meeting was Linda Hcstnik this year's council i resident. She, too, is a Hoover High student. struction Co. of Akron at a bid of $144,896. Council intends to purchase the M-acre Middlesworth properly at Ihe end of W. Maple St. at a cos. of $14,000, to be paid over a two-year period. This land, along with a section immediately to the north, would be turned into another city park. The transfer of fund.s to .the general fund brought the total transfer for lhe year to $30,000 nearly half the alloted $65,000. The first item on the evening's agenda, which brought, a delegation of residents from the vicinity of the stadium, was .somewhat a repeat of last council meeting's opener, with lhe exception that after much exchange of comments, a steering committee was formed to iron out the problems of North Canton's midget aiuo racing and a race track. Residents in the area near the race track, now located on seluo! board ground at the Mem. , oria] Stadium, have objected to | the noise and dust caused by lacing there. Councilman John Weber .suggested another possible location i n* the- track and asked those men attending the council meeting to seek to cooperate with inusr adults backing the midget car raci,-g for Ihe youngsters of Norlh Canion. Councilman Rus-cll Youtz, a member of the safety committee, was named to organize a meeting betw..on representatives of council, thc racing organization, the opp nents of the track, and members of lhe Elks Club, which has shown interest in backing racing for youth. The track was prepared and has been supervised by North Canton Police Chief Russell .-'mith. Contractor Karl Roberts, also present at. the council session, offered his equipment and services, to prepare another track ai a more suitable location. Thc other suggested site is on Free- tConnnued on Page Five) cn leots 13 Coy pies New officers were elected at the Monday night meeting of ihe North Canton Music As :n. The election highlighted the business portion of the meeting held in the North Canton Junior- High auditorium. Presen.ing the program for the evening was the North Canlon Junior High Band under the direction of Lynn Gilmore. Elected were: Band, one-year terms. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunmire and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Vogel: two-year terms, Mr. and Mrs Byron firu- bak.r, Dr. and Mrs'. Myrl Musgrave, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kidder and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weston. Orchestra, one-year terms, Mr. ar.d Mrs. Dewey Yonally; ■two-year terms, Mr.' and Mrs. Wayne Graybill and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shafer. Choir, one-year terms, Mr. and Mrs. William Kol. and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Trier; two-year terms, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Holl and Mr. and Mrs. Don Newbauer. Top Award Artists Still amazed at his first-place ribbin even days alter the 1960 May Art Show opened at the North Canton Little Art Gallery young Richard Manley glances at his adult counterpart, Harry Armstrong, who won the top prize in the adult division. In the upper left-hand corner of the photograph hangs Ricky's tempera, "Florida." and his prize ribbon. The 19th annual May exhibition of works by area artists will be on view at the gallery throughout the month.
|Title||The Sun, 1960-05-11|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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