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An Indictment Who gains from violence? Who is hurt by it? No one gains. All are hurt. When riots occur, it is not only the victims Who are injured. It is all the people, the community, the state, the nation, who are hurt. It takes two groups to riot: Yes, the rioting is clone by irresponsible mobs, but it is an indictment of the whole community, of the whole people—for mobs do not rise by themselves. No mob can riot unless respect for law is at a low ebb. Mobs are never composed of the truly educated. Mobs do not arise from those who have been taught to restrain their tempers, to control their actions, to meet their problems in a restrained and quiet manner. There are two questions to be asked whenever mob violence flares up. And the first and foremost is "Who is back of it?" "Tlo whose advantage is it that there be violence?" S'urely there is no advantage to the community. But-—it makes a good strong anti-American story in many parts of the world. It makes our nation look weak and trouble-ridden. Our vaunted strength seems but a papier- mache shield. Think that over—and see where it leads. The second question is "What is the problem—and how may it be settled?" There is one thing sure—there is no solution in mob violence. Riots are an open confession of inferiority. In a democracy there is no need to res<ort to force to express one's self.; The place to dp that is at the ballot box. We have the power to change anything we do not like. But we cannot do it-i-and we must not do it—e-pccept in a legal way. We may bewail violence. We may condemn those who riot. But, whether we like it or not—when we., permit, encourage,"or even look aside when violence occurs, we are' putting ourselves on the plane of those whom we despise for their reliance on brute force. And we are letting down ourselves, our community and our country. Mob violence is a foreign thing. In our democracy it never can be excused on the grounds of necessity. Nor must we ever condone >or excuse it. There is no excuse. If we believe in our way of life, its freedoms and its responsibilities, let us prove our faith by putting into practice the ethics in which we believe. We must not let mob violence arise here. Vol. 37 — No. 43 2 Sections—12 Pagea NORTH CAINTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1963 10c Per Copy get, Seeks Bond Issue Overdoing It Council Okays 64 Budget Of $748,981 City Council, meeting July 8, approved a budget for 1964 of $748,981.83. T\vp •'- $170,000 over the '63 budget of $569,485.20. Much of the additional money will come through four-tenths of one percent added income tax. Total anticipated expenses from the General Ei:nd are .S201, 020. j Of this amount, ?G 1,000 will go for the operation of the police department, a jump of $6,000 o\'i)r last year's expenses. Other items include fire. ij-fi.oOO (up .$700); safety, S'1,000 ( up 51,000); street lighting, ,«23,()JO Hup 5:8,000) Approximately $10,000 'goes I'oi salaries. Othor.s are as follows: I ■Parking- meter fund, §3.900, Civil Defense, ?2.250; Capital Improvement (including streets, sidewalks, public property, ur-i ban renewal, sowers and parks), 3100,000; street maintenance ancl repair, $80,000; state highway i improvement S3,COO: water,, $133,900; sewer, S5.000; pla.\-l grounds arij recreation, 55,200, | garbage, $24,075; police pension, i §30,000; public property, $10 000, fire equipment, $1,500; street improvement tax levy, $32 000; general bond retirement fund, $3,810; city income tax (transfer- out $250,3S'5); special assessment bond retirement fund, $7,873; storm sewer improvement tax levy, $35,000; health. $870; welfare, $200; Witwer iPark, $3,000; bike license fund $268; park, $16,900. Total valuation of property in the City is $32,189,390. The above budget must be filed with the County 'Budget Commission and prior to July 15 and then awaits the commission's approval at a hearing in August. .**.*:.. bchool Additions A BROTHER'S PRIDE. Vince Sturiale escorts his sister, Queen JoAnne, through a baseball honor guard. Six members of the All 'Star team who will play in the Northern Regional Little League Tournament in August crossed their bats to form, the arch. Story and picture of the queen and her court is on page 2. Is It True? A trip to Ireland, to the ancestral seat of the Kennedys in Duganstolwn, would, we think, have been a fine and happy-' thing for the President—even restful, perhaps. But we still wonder ahout this latest Grand Tour. Lionized as he appeared to be in West Germany, President Kennedy could not possibly have been -welcome in Britain in her hour of purple shame and the political upheaval — in which the U.S'. change of heart on Skybolt was almost as devastating as the charms of Miss Christine Keelei*. President DeGaulle was not ion the calling list, ana the Italian visit; seems a bit pushy both politically and ecclesiastically. ■ But, perhaps brave speeches are better received abroad than at home. It is easier, no doubt, for the President to promise the Germans that US forces will remain in West Berliil than to assure his countrymen that the United States Marines^ -will remain in Guantanamo. But it must . ibe confusing to tlie Germans tio remember that the Wall, > "an offense against humanity," was built in August oi 1961: while the United States forces watched. In view of the abandonment of the Monroe Doctrine upon the takeover of Cuba by Krushchev, the words of the President iof the United States might have- sounded a little hollow to some when he said: "We will keep this Free Word Free untjl the day Gomes, as Thomas Jefferson predicted it would, that the disease of liberty, which is catching, spreads throughout•'■the -world*;"• The Council Resumes '.-•■■.■' ■ ,* * Pope Paul's decision to continue the Ecumenical -Council was welcomed by those, of whatever faith, who see good' in the movement toward- closer harmony -among -all men of good will. The Council started by the late Pope John is widely regarded as an important part of that movement. Pope Paul's further decision not to postpone the Council for many months, but to resume it late in September, also is cause for gratification. For this action suggests tlie depth of the new pope's interest in the work of the Council. There are sonie indications—there is informed speculation, at least—that Pope Paul may even convene a third session of the Council to take up matters that his predecessor had thought to postpone.. It is also thought. that he may reconvene the prelates from time to tiirie as a kind of church parliament. In any case, there appear to be good - jjreepeefcs for- -desirable eha-nge-sunder-sfche^ mew- pope, The North Canton Rotary Club is joining its international brother clubs in promoting the use of "The Four-Way Te.st" in all phases of daily life. The Test, originated by a Chi- cetgo Rotarian, is intended to improve human relations when a person or group make it habitual in daily use. The Test's four points are: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build good will and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all •concerned? Incorporate New Church. St. Jacob's Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Canton has filed incorporating articles for a non-profit organization with the secretary of state's office. Calvin Green, John Harts.and, Robert Reiser were listed as incorporators. Don't Forget Board Meeting The North Canton Board of Education will meet Thursday night at 8:15 in the library of the high school. Further action will be taken on the bond issue proposed by the board at the special budget hearing July 11. $1.7 Million Needed For Schools in '64 The North Canton City Board of Education Thursday night approved a budget for 1964 calling for a $10,000 drop in expenditures over 1963. The proposed '64 budget calls foi' an outlav of $1,705, 432.92. The 1963 figure is $1,715,938. About 83 percent of this total is from the General Fund, which amounts to $1,429,650. A look at the budget shows! that the income from the 23.S j mill tax on personal property j brings in less money than it j takes to pay teachers salaries for one wear. Estimated tax revenue for 1984 is $911,1-11.93. It will take an estimated $991,S50 to pay instructors for the year. This does Used in Civil War He's Missing Have You Seen Tom? "General" Stops Given Warm Welcome by Residents include tlie salaries for administrative personnel and clerical assistants. Tho other major ,source of income is tire School Foundation Fund which will be about $428, 300. Supt E. R. Malone, iir presenting the proposed budget, noted that administrative costs show little increase. An estimated §46, 580 is to be spent on adminis- stration this year; while £47 000 has been allocated for 1964. He also pointed to increased expenditures for school libraries. This year tire amount is to be (Continued on page 5j Volunteers Needed HELP WANTE.D. Volunteers to clear land to be used for pai'k. 20 acres available at the end of W. Maple for park The JayCees are offering to share tire work of clearing tire park with organizations or families who want to join in making the West End Park "their" park. On a Saturday and Sunday. July 27 and 28, an "All Citizens Work Day" at the park has been planned. Anyone who would like to joirr the crew is invited, and even urged, to go down. The work will start at 9 a.m. and continue till dusk. Volunteers can join anytime and work as long as they wish during those two clays, JayCee Ken Dansizen says. He .said that there are picnic tables already set *up at the park and groups could bring picnic lunches and stay all day. Many people who don't have the money to 'give toward the project have asked if they could come join the clearing parties, Mr. Dansizen said. The JayCees decide-! for that reason to ask for help at the two-day session. The city land was designated as a park .several years ago but had never been developed. The North Canton JayCees Ir a v e adoptaj the project of developing and have gotten offers of help from many other organizations. I The. jgar*k is planned as _ _a I family pichiekir>; area, complete with enclosed and open shelters, picnic tables, fireplaces, bar and horseshoe courts, children's- play area, parking facilities, fishing and other activities. A lagoon on the .site will pro vide the fishing in the summe and skating in the winter. The Si'leliner's Club members are planning to double the size of the spring-fed water hole and build a fishing pier. 'Railroad ties are already in olace ready for the caboose to be placed on it. Th'e caboose and rails were donated by the Pennsylvania Railroad for the chil- Irerr's area. The Senior Citizens -are refurbishing the insides a.s their part in the project. The North Canton Garden Club and other organizations are cooperating in the project. Indian Guides are working on a cabin area, Mr. Dansizen said. Make the park you'r project, too. Join the "All Citizens Work Days" Julv 27 and 2S. North Canton City Board of Education, at its July 11 budget hearing, initiated action to place a $990,000 bond issue before City voters, Nov. 5 I Tlie resolution calls for $500 of this to be used for real estate, $765,000 for buildings and $263,500 for furnishings. A $750,000 bond issue, submitted by the board in November 1961 anj May 1962 were defeated by a narrow margin. With enrollment up .'150 slu- dent.s above the 1961-62 school year, the classroom situation is considered more critical than ever. The anticipated enrollment this fall for all the schools is 3,826. j end ol W. Maple lor park | Broken down by schools, the expected attendance will be: Clearmount. 476; Greentown, 442; Orchard Hill, £80; Portage St., 857; Junior High, 55n. and Hoover Ha^h, 1121. The enrollment at the end of the year at Hoover tva5 1032 last year. Additions at both Hoover High and the Junior High schools would be included in the plan. Supt. E. R. Malone explains. Dr. Richard C. Werstler, board president, indicated that a major portion of the near ¥1 million would be used to construct a ninth grade wing at Hoover High. Elementary classroom facilities also will be expanded, he said. The bonds, payable in 21 annual installments would bear interest at 3 1-2 per cent annum, payable semi-annually. The board, in its resolution, also asks the state for approval to exceed 4 per cent indebtedness. The indebtness is not expected, however to exceed six per cent. The present indebtedness of the board is $l..aS7a>;0. The tax valuation of property in tire school district is •""44 663.S30. The school milage i* 23.8. In announcing the board's decision to resubmit a bond issue, Dr. Werstler pointed out that there had'been a "considerate increase from the first proposal. The increase was necessary because of higher enrollment ind increased construction ■■■ ists. •North Canton's crowded coalition is not an isolated one in the ^tate. however. A report earlier Mi is vear showed thai the state had 61.727 more students than it has classrooms to meet the standards. The report, issued in Tanuary. said thai ."..729 more -lassrooms were needed immediately. Split sessions at t h e high school have been planned to accomodate the increased enrollment there. One classroom of students who would ordinarily a t t e n ;i Porfige Elementary school will be transfered each day by bus to the Greentown School where there is an empty room available. This action was decided at a School Board meeting recently when Mr. Malone explained the overcrowded conditions at, the Portage School. A 'Green High sophomore has been on the "missing" list for inore than a month. The boy, Tom Sumerix, is 15 years old, five feet tall and weighs about 87 pounds. His blond hair is cut in a flat top. He was last seen in Nobil's Shoe Store in Arlington Plaza on June 5. He had hitched a ride to the plaza from his home, bought a pair of shoes and then would have been hitching a ride home on 'Rt. 224 and S. Arlington St. about 7:30 that evening. When last seen,' he was wearing black shorts am-j a light blue, short sleeved shirt. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to. the 'boy's location. The Sumerixes live on Skilkellamy Drive near Akron. Their phone number is MI 4-5444. The local police .phone is BL. 3-6103. Please call them if yow-have seen -Tomv Trains don't stop anymore by the water pump to take on water and wood. One train did last week, though. The "General," famous locomotive captured by Union Raiders in the Civil War, stopped on the B & O tracks on Portage St. for about five minutes. Friday while it took on water. A water hydrant near tire tracks served as the water pump this time, when city water department officials connected a hose from the hydrant to the engine. About 100 Nortii Canton .people ■•crowded arO.und the,'lbos',' year- old engine.."' The crowd was mostly ^ cil"- dren who brought Morris',.'Dads; Grandmas and GfanfLpas>ut tp. the tracks to see hcjw "' trains were powered before tite_die.sel engine. A few put pennies and dimes on the rails to keep as souvenirs after the train ran... over them. The Mayor, City Administrator and several councilman were on hand (with children and grandchildren) to (greet the "IGeneral" ancl her crew a.s she pulled to a stop blowing her shrill whistle. The number of children inter*: ested in the historical locomotive lad this reporter to speculate what the children of 1869 would say if they could < see today's planes and space ships that have, taken the place of the modern steam engine. The engine is the one captured by the Andrews' raiders on ai (Continued on-Page-&>. AND THE WHISTLE BLEW. A memory of the era of steam powered locomotives and Model T's chugged on the B.&--0 tracks and stopped at the Portage St. crossing to take a.-big drink.of North (Oairton water. The'•'General/' a 10S-year-old locomotive that travelled at the hign speeu of 20 to 25 miles an. hour, was here Friday on its tour around Ohio. Tlie locomotive was the one captured by Andrews' Raiders in -an- unsuccessful attempt to capture Chattanooga, Tenn., during the'Civil War.
|Title||The Sun, 1963-07-17|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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Who gains from violence? Who is hurt by it?
No one gains. All are hurt. When riots occur, it is
not only the victims Who are injured. It is all the people,
the community, the state, the nation, who are hurt.
It takes two groups to riot: Yes, the rioting is clone
by irresponsible mobs, but it is an indictment of the whole
community, of the whole people—for mobs do not rise by
themselves. No mob can riot unless respect for law is at a
low ebb. Mobs are never composed of the truly educated.
Mobs do not arise from those who have been taught to restrain their tempers, to control their actions, to meet their
problems in a restrained and quiet manner.
There are two questions to be asked whenever mob
violence flares up. And the first and foremost is "Who is
back of it?" "Tlo whose advantage is it that there be violence?" S'urely there is no advantage to the community.
But-—it makes a good strong anti-American story in many
parts of the world. It makes our nation look weak and
trouble-ridden. Our vaunted strength seems but a papier-
mache shield. Think that over—and see where it leads.
The second question is "What is the problem—and
how may it be settled?" There is one thing sure—there is
no solution in mob violence.
Riots are an open confession of inferiority. In a democracy there is no need to res