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THE AMERICAN WAY <5g Sad, But Oh So True! The Same Mistakes As you probably know by this time,, history is my hobby'. Arid when we run out of current topics on which to argue in our home, we "argue about history. Particularly about my habit .of finding a historical analogy for everything in the news of the d<ay. Lately I've been checking the period almost a hundred years jago-^-reading on both sides of the subject at the same time. My argument for this type of reading is—"But we are. making exactly the same mistakes today! It seems to me \te ought to leant SOMETHING from the past." It is all there in the news reports each day, in the accounts of the debates in Congress, in the actions of lobbying groups. And on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line Sectionalism that refused to see the other side. Laxness an# over-precaution on security. Pushing for special advantages of various groups. Jockying for position by overweening ambitious men. Scurrilous rumors, gossip repeated fo. if act. Arguments over the cost of defense and its needs But there were other things as well. Unselfish men and women whip wanted to serve—and who put their pride in their pockets to do 'so. Bravery, courage, nobility of character. Too often unappreciated, at the time, but they stand1 out'in the sifting of history. And this is where the study of history has its value. We can see the similarity—but we should go further, and see what happened when courses similar to those confronting us today were followed. There may be differences—but people are the same—in their motivations. The warning and the watchword are there in the past, if we only take the time to Iqpk for th,em. - ■* w_. Don't ..let's- save all. our critical analysis for the, politicians. We .."have all made mistakes in the past, that' we vowed we would never repeat. Have we kept our vow? You answer for yourself. I know I haven't. But I'll try not to make the same mistakes again. How about you? Mingling Of Cultures ■ Never before have Americans been so conscious of their obligations to present a "good image" of America to the rest of the world. Impelled by a growing realization that friendship with other nations will serve iour own interests as well as theirs, we are now striving to be good neighbors to almost everyone. The spearhead of this effort is our program of foreign aid, bolstered by such things as student exchanges and now the burgeoning Peace Corps. It is well to bear ip mind that not only such official programs, but also undertaking by private individuals and groups, can help to promote international "friendship. A notable undertaking of this kind is tfie University of Minnesota's International Center, which serves the many foreign students who attend the universityeach year. ' Civic or^anizjotions in Minneapolis cooperate with the Center,' Among bther things, they maintain a clothing center Avheye students fvpna warmer climates can be provided with clothes suitably fp*r Minnesota winters. Hosts and ho&tejsses ineert tn| incoming students, take them into their honies" aiid %§ty tli^tri tp'find homing. The*ce are discussion/ pottos which meet in homes throughout the school ;y<ear ^h^lporient students to the American way of life, ' * •" " The. International Center annually sponsors an internationalvfajr Qpen'^to' the public,and' Americans also are welcome at meetings ox various foreign student groups. All in '$12,'-theye is a. mingling of culture and an exchange of id'e a& on quite a large"scale. The program at the University;1 of .^ is not unique. Similai: pnygram's are .0 be* found in numerous communities, and it would; _?e good—both foy Americans and for the foreign stiidents^f there were more of them. CapsulerlnTheSiky There ye® the/.Redstone, §hm arid tall^n. its launching pad. Andr thie.§. $$ the tip o£ the mighty,, "rqefet, looking pitif^y'sm^ilTagliinst th^/*(%0"p^ng'%y,; ^asfthe top- shaped Project'Mu^curif ca&sulg wf}i'ch' has become so familiar to the public,' " " " " , "" " But that tiny capsule was the biggest thing in sight— the biggest thing.in the sight of millions of people who watched this dramatic episode of history in the making. For in that capsule there w4s a man, Capt. Alan' B. Shep. ard, Jr., whe. was to'be the first American hurled into space on Jhe powerful upthijust of a i-ocket. Now "the history, is made; the! missile journey from (Cape Canaveral to''a-spot s^me 300 miles aw$y near the Grand Bahamas was an unqualified success. As President Kennedy declared, the flight was. a "milestone in America's exploration ofs.pac#?*..... '.'.'' The .H'^idient said something else of primary significance^—ithat scientific information gained; from the Project Mercury flight'would :be promptly shared with'.scientists everywhere, This wou'd'be ip marked contrast with the Soviet! practice of keeping its scientific cards—the high c-^-ds, at any l-ate—close to its chest. The difference is of extreme, importance. It says unmistakably to the world ihat we are an'typen society committed to the advancement of all-mankind. This, distinction., between' the United 'States and the Soviet Union is one to be cherished and stwogthened; Vol. 35 —No. 34 2 Sections — 12 Pages NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1961 10c Per Copy smen Want 'Planned' Growth What pver direction you look from North Canton Square, you see the past. Shops, fashionable 25 years ago, stili serve the modern city customer. Some renovation has ta'ken place throughout the years. Much more is needed. 'Businessmen want tc know where, now much and what kind. That is the reason for the North Canton iBusiness Area Development Corporation. Seaton to Speak At Republican $100 Plate Dinner The 'Honorable Fred A. Seat- on, .secretary of the interior under the Eisenhower administration and publisher of the Hastings (Neb.) Daily Tribune, will speak at the Stark County Republican's dinner, "Operation Victory," June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Onesto Ballroom. Mr. Seaton, a former United States senator from Nebraska, has served in several top governmental posts. Among them were: assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, administrative assistant to the President of the United States, deputy assistant to the Pi'esident and Secretary of the Interior. He was personal advisor to former President Eisenhower during the '1952 campaign, has held several top state Republican offices in Kansas and is past president of the Associated Press Newspapers of Nebraska. Tickets for the $100 per plate dinner may be obtained at Room 315, Onesto Hotel. ■Ray W. Gillman i« dinner chairman ancl Keith E.. E.1. Pitt- man is assisting with the organization. Hoover Junior, Senior Are Top Teenage Drivers Winners of the North Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce Road-e-o Sunday, May 14, ■ were Carolyn Andrews ond Robert J Gilmore. Carolyn. IS, a Hoover Higl School .senior, is the daughte of Mr. and Mr.s. C. G. Andrew: af 535o Northi'iekl :Rd. Bob, 17, a Hoover junior is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Gilmore of 5129 Center Ave They each won a $25 saving: bond from the Jaycees ancl z plaque from Sohio, co-sponsor o :hc contest, for their driving pro aciency. Thc tests included straigh 'inc driving, topping and paraJ iel parking, forward througl balls and posts and forvvard.'.anc backward " through barrels. iBy winning the contest, helc" it the Hoover Co. 'parking lot n the state tests June HI a; Portsmouth. ,.-..,. At school, Carolyn is editor o' thc 1951 Viking annual, and f member of National Honor So ciety, Quill and Scroll, Tri-Hi-Y, a .cappella choir, Physics Club, and National Forensics (League. Bob's after school activities include golf, tennis, swimming, basketball and running track He also works part-time at the Auto Club and attends Calvary Presbyterian Church in Canton. Carolyn attends First Christian Church of Canton and is a Sunday School class teacher there. Jackson Boosters Meet New Basketball Coach Introduced at the Monday night meeting of the Jackson Booster Club was Maurice Glenn (Scotty) Scott, new head basketball coach at Jackson. Scotty succeeds Dale Hav- erstock. He comes from Grove- port-Madison High School, where he has been head coach the last two years. Prior to that he coached at Caldwell and Berlin Center high, schools. A native of West Virginia, he is a 1952 graduate of Davis and Elkins College at Elkins, W. Va. Cordier To Speak In Canton Friday "Crisis in the World Community" will be the topic of Andrew W. Cordier when he delivers the dedication address at Osborne Hall, Malone College campus, Friday, May 19. Mr. Cordier, who is executive assistant to the secretary-general of the United Nations, will ughlight the 8:15 p.m. program. The $550,000 hall, named in lonor of Malone President Em- Titus 'Byron L. Osborne, will louse physical education facili- :ies. A tour of the campus will pre- ede the dedication program. Dinner Honors lloover Musicians Thirty-one Hoover High School nstrumentalists were honored Tuesday at the annual Honor Musicians dinner. Sponsored by he" instrumental music depart- nent, the banquet was held at Jhidken Manor. The Honor Musicians were chosen in the two months preceding the April 22 concert for their proficiency in performing the numbers for the concert. Among the 31 receiving special recognition were the following senior.s: Carol Currie, flute; Carolyn Miller, clarinet; Charles Smith, clarinet; Valerie Beg- ert, alto clarinet; Robert Weber, bassoon; Sandra Shelley, French horn; Phyllis Egbert, French horn; Darra Romick, trombone; and Emily Swope, percussion. Martin Alexander is head of the Hoover High music department. Swope Named to Summer Faculty At Malone College Raymond A. Swope, instructor in government and social studies at Hoover High S..hool. will serve on the .summer school faculty of Malone College in Canton this year, announces Dr. Donald D. Starr, dean of the college. Mr. Swope wii] instruct an interim session course, June 12-24 on Ohio (Social Science 200i. The two credit hour course will meet ,six days a week from 8 to 9:30 and 10 to ill:30 a.m. Three sessions will be offered at Malone this summer beginning w i t h the above interim term. Four-week sessions are scheduled for June 26 to July 21 and July 24 to Aug. • 18. Two semester hours of college credit may be earned during the interim term and a maximum of five semester hours during each of the regular sessions. iPreregistration ended May 11. The remaining registration periods are June 5 for interim session; June 19. for first session; and July 17 for second session. A student must have been accepted for admission before registering. It is imperative that students desiring to attend summer schoo] apply to the director of admissions, immediately. Malone College summer sessions are designed to serve the needs of teachers completing certification requirements; high school graduates beginning college study; college students wanting summer courses; and other adults desiring greater personal and vocational adequacy. Seek Help From Professionals Where are we going? Shall we expand? Shall we move? hold on, hope for the best? These and many other major questions have faced North Canton area businessmen for years. Now, it appears there maybe an answer—planned busi- less growth to handle the customer explosion. Businessmen interested in get- ing their fair share of the .28, )00,000 spent annually by area :onsumers are taking action. Form Development Corporation They are forming the North Canton 'Business Area Development Corporation. This corporation's function will be to raise funds, through the sale of $100 shares, to finance a business area survey. A low bid of $15,000 for the survey has been obtained from Ebasco, management consultant firm of New York. If the survey can be planned to coincide with the Master Survey of North Canton (approved by council and now awaiting federal funds), the cost to the 'businessmen will be only $12,000. Thus the immediacy of the corporation development launched 'by the North Canton Business Area Development Committee. The committee hopes to have all pledges made by June 1— two weeks from now. Brochure Tells the Story Launching the pledge drive is a brochure sent out to area businessmen by the finance committee of the development group. The brochure, which pictures the present shopping area, explains what has been done so far and what needs to be done in the future to up-date the business area. Getting the public to "Buy in (Continued on Page 3) Lions Stress Sight Safety Continuing their fine work in sight conservation, the North Canton Lions Club presented five dozen safety glasses to the North Canton1 City School System at its Tuesday, May 9, club meeting. Making the presentation were Harold Cline (left), club president; and Richard Mohler (right), chairman of the plub's sight-saving; committee. Carl.Hoff,er .(center), industrial arts teacher at Hoover, accepted on behalf of the schools, The glasses will be used by boys enrolled in shop clasjae^ at Efeover High, and' the I junior high, scho'oU Robert J. Gilmore Jr. High Musicians Present Concert Instrumental and vocal musicians of the Nortii Canton Junior High School will present a concert at the school Friday, May 19. The program, which will be under the direction of Robert Ni^bett, is set to begin at 8 p.m. In addition to a variety of selections by the junior high band and orchestra, the concert will feature singing by the seventh and eighth grade choirs. Also on the program will be the flute quartet, composed of Vivienne Martin, Susan Davis, Sondra Preda and Nancy Miller; and a tt-umpet trio of Charles Tifft, Russell Hills and Mark Himes. Miss Martin and Mary Hostetler will be accompanists. The concert will be free to the public. Senior Citizens To Camp Out An. overnight camping trip at Tippecanoe is on the May agenda of the North Canton Senior Citizens. Approximately 70 of the town's elder citizens will board a bus at the YMCA on S. Main St. Wednesday, May 24, to travel to Tippecanoe for two days of boating, fishing, hiking and dancing- The group will ■ sleep- at the main building and plans cook- outs, weather permitting. Mrs. Donna HennLs is group •adviser, " ' Poppies Remind Public of War Dead, Disabled Memorial poppies, which will be worn in this community on Poppy Day, Thursday, May 25, have been made by disabled veterans at the Sandusky Veterans Hospital, according to Mrs. ISraiJ, Wenzlawski, chairman of the local event. The red crepe paper flowers, which are worn as a tribute to the nation's war dead each year, are distributed by volunteer workers under the direction of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Marie Woods is president of the local auxiliary. ' "Making poppies provides gainful employment and needed work therapy for thousands of our servicemen still hospitalized with wartime injuries. These tiny replicas of the wild poppies which lined the battlefields of Etirope during World War I have become the emblem for personal remem'branee of our servicemen's sacrifices/' said Mrs. Woods. This year more than 50 million of the colorful paper flowers have been made for the auxiliary by hospitalized veterans of both World Wars and the Korean conflict. Mus. Woods explained that making- the poppies has provided beneficial employment for these veterans during the winter and spring months. Poppy Day has been observed in North Canton many years, remarked Mrs. Woods. Since the American (Legion and Legion Auxiliary originated the idea following World War I, the program has had two basic objectives: to serve as a memorial- for. tlie .nation's war dead and as a tribute to all disabled veterans. "The American Legion Auxiliary always has been pleased iwith t h,. e. heartening response from the public: to this worthy program. We. are hoping that 1961 will be our best .year to date" said the local "president. All donations received on Poppy Day will go directly either to veterans or members of their families. Mayor Issues Poppy Day Proclamation Mayor George Swindell announced today that 'Poppy Day will be observed in North Canton on Thursday, May 25. He said that the annual memorial to American war dead, which is sponsored by tlie American Legion Auxiliary, vvill last all day. Voi'unteer workers from the auxiliary and other participating organizations will bo on street corners throughout the city offerino- poppies to the public. "Poppy Day enables every American citizen to personally wear a memorial to this nation's war dead," said the mayor. "At the same time, the wearing of a red poppy is recognized as a tribute to our disabled veterans of three wars," he added. "Therefore, I hereby proclaim May 25, 1961, to be Poppy Day in the city of North Canton. I strongly urge that all our citizens observe til lis day by wearing a memorial poppy," the mayor continued. Signed Mayor George W. Swindell Mayor Wears A Poppy Pinning the first poppy of Poppy Day, 1961, on North, Canton Mayor George W. Swindell is Gail Wenzlawski, a junior member of. the American Legkm. Auxiliary, sponsors of the annual veteran's memorial event*
|Title||The Sun, 1961-05-17|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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THE AMERICAN WAY
Sad, But Oh So True!
The Same Mistakes
As you probably know by this time,, history is my
hobby'. Arid when we run out of current topics on which to
argue in our home, we "argue about history. Particularly
about my habit .of finding a historical analogy for everything in the news of the d|