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Eight Thousand Will Drown ;(; More than 100 million Americans will soon take ■yto the water for a summer of swimming, boating1, Surfing and water skiing. About eight thousand will (J drown. ,,,, Tragically, we do not just use common sense M,when near the water. For some reason, we only see. the pleasure and relaxation of things like cars and uthe water. Danger, however, exists. j/ Usually we fail to think ahead. Most people .realize that they should check for submerged objects before diving, and that they should not eat immedi- "ately before swimming. But when' friends urge us to .join them in an inviting lake or pool, we tend to forget about common sense. That can be fatal. '„',> Water safety precautions are for everyone, not ^jmly swimmers and boaters. Sounds illogical? Well ,,<jver half (60 percent) of the people who drown each ';,.^ear fall into the water accidently. vg,. They are usually near a dock or shore, but can- : not swim. Common sense tells us that anyone going near the water ought to know how to swim. But the Joy of being near the water too often replaces foresight. The Red Cross, YMCA, YWCA and scouts usually give swimming lessons. They are important for small children. A child can drown in a supervised wading pocl within seconds. Remember, too, that inflatable toys are precisely that - toys, not life jackets. Other water safety advice: never swim alone; try to swim under a lifeguard's supervision, and avoid swimming near diving board and pier areas. These rules are as obvious as making sure the water is deep enough before diving. People who know water safety rules injure or'kill themselves in a moments carelessness. \ ■ :'-A few more tips. •-: Impressive as they are, storms are dangerous. Water is a conductor of lightening. . Whert carriedr by the tide, swim with the current? toward the shore. ;• - If ypii ge;i^,;cran^, do not panic, F<ear causes ■ untold deaths. Remain carni, try to float aiiA call for help. Wooden rowboats usually float, so hang on if J/ou capsize. Swimming when overheated or overtired is as dangerous as swimming right after eating. Wait an hour. Do more than memorize these .points. Heed them. Get a water safety booklet, learn to swim and fully enjoy aquatic activities this summer, but do not be one of the eight thousand. fhe Shoplifting Problem ; \ A statewide campaign to alert Ohioans to the human and economic costs of shoplifting has been -launched by the Ohio Council Against Shoplifting. sji|j. Council Chairman, Harry Forrest, President- *'; secretary of the Retail Merchants Board of Cleveland, said the campaign will involve local merchants and community leaders throughout the state, as well as extensive use of radio, television and newspapers, "One basic aim," said Forrest, "will be to drive •home to the public the fact that shoplifting has reach- ed epidemic proportions. Shoplifting losses in retail '. stores have increased nearly 500% since 1960. Nation- :ally, the annual loss is $8 billion and. here in Ohio, .shoplifters steal between $300 and $400,million worth .of merchandise every year. We've got to sharply re^ ;duce this loss, and we need an active, informed public to help us do the job." ; Forrest said the Council's statewide campaign will include public information programs conducted by merchants in local communities, across Ohio, with these programs reinforced by the extensive media effort. "We want to reach everyone in Ohio with our message," he said, "because everyone has a stake in bringing this serious crime problem under control." >V The public stake hi combating shoplifting was also emphasized by John Mahaney, president of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. He pointed out that Ohio merchants cannot absorb hundreds of millions cf dollars in shoplifting leases every year. *; "Inevitably," Mahaney said, "these losses have tci he passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. Consumers wind up paying more for what they bjiy because of the staggering amount of merchandise which shoplifters steal. So it's obvious that every consumer stands to gain from a successful drive against shoplifting." Another major aim of the anti-shoplifting campaign was cited by Ohio Attorney General William J. Brcwn, whd is serving as the campaign's Honorary Chairman. Brown also noted the economic losses and wTent on to say; / "More serious is the human loss, the personal and family disgrace and the heavy penalties which a shoplifting conviction can bring. Shoplifting is not a prank or a minor offense. It is a crime and the convicted shoplifter carries the burden of a criminal record for toe rest of his lifek This can be particularly destructive for young people, who may find themselves cut eft from the, education or career they want because of a police record. One important purpose of this campaign is to emphasize this danger and prevent would- be shoplifters from making a tragic mistake." ./ Attorney General Brown said the anti-shoplifting campaign has the full support of his office. And he added: ■ ' „ / ■ ■ ' ■ ' .j. ' ,, "I know we can count on equally strong support from the citizens of Ohio." Vol 40 - No. 40 - Two Sections-32 Page* Couches, Coeds Taking Plunges P For Sideliners a Hoover Sideliners are again manning their "dunking booth" at the Jaycee Fair which runs through Saturday at the recreation area on 7th St. NE. Booth chairman Jack Geib reports the following have volunteered as "targets" for half- hour intervals during the Ave day fair. Tuesday from 7-10 p.m. Heidi Sogan, Nancy Norman, Paula' Reader, Julie Taylor, Eileen Miller, Sue Hertler and Sherry Sponseller appeared. Wednesday night Joan Pujazon, Lisa Mylett, Joan Sumser, Paula Sogan, Amy Holdren, Inga Bldlack and Jenny Spencer are 1 scheduled while Thursday night Karen Chassin, Joan Gulling, Sandy Elmerick, Lynda Arnold, Dena Barry, Stef Baker and Mlndy Zupp will follow a 6:30 stint by Coach Walt Tolarchyk. Friday evening girls taking the plunges willbe Linda Hev- low, Becky Pool, Sherry Geib, Cheryl Himes, ShelU Pratt, Lisa Carlisle, Fran Piatt and Heidi Davis. In the booth for the Saturday matinee from 1-4:30 will be Jeanne Smiley, Denise Hill, Patty Eaver, Debbie Kline, Pam Nioura, Nancy.Swanson, Pam Braden and Linda Meister. Coach Dick Gross will lead off the Saturday targets at 6:30 p.m. followed by Vicki Viscounte, Audrey Schleis, Sandy Luke, Cathy Harvey, Nancy Petros, Lori Johnson and Judi Starrett from 7-10 p.m. AU proceeds go to support the athletic program of Hoover High School. NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1972 10c .per copy, $4.50 per year by Mali; $6.00 Outside County School Board To Seek 4.6 Mill In Oct. 3 Vote A proposed 4.6 mills bond issue which woujd yield $H.7 million to build and furnish a new two-year high school and to remodel and add to existing school buildings was approved at a special meeting of the Board of Education Thursday night, June 8. Dinner Salute For Hummel's More than 130 guests will Join In the combined Rotary Qiib and North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce public banquet salute to Wayne Hummel on Thursday, June 15, at the Imperial House. Reservations remain open until noon Thursday for the 7 p.m. dinner that will be preceded by a social hour at 6 p.m. They may be made by calling the Chamber office, 499-5100 or 499-6300. The joint Distinguished Service Award banquet for Mr. Hummel salutes his years of service to both sponsoring groups as he marks 50 years in the grocery business in this community. Mayor David W. Johnson has issued a proclamation designating Tuesday, June 20, as Hummel's Day here as they launch anniversary events at Hummel's IGA Foodliner at 315 N. Main St. His proclamation also cited three generations of the Hummel family which has served the community since 1922. The firm was founded by Wayne Hummel's father, the late A.A. Hummel and his four sons, Wayne, Maynard, Myron and R, D. Hummel. Ted Hummel joined his father in the firm IN WEEKEND MARATHON. Members of thfe Hoover High Cross Country team will be staging a 24-hour Marathon -Run beginning 'Friday, June 16, at 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Out to raise funds to attend summer cross country camp will be (seated 1. to r.), Scott Mill, Brian Gillespie, Mark Tapley, Ron Savage, Jeff Jones, Dave Smith,. Mike Morath, Jeff Sweitzer, (standing 1. to r.) Coach, John Foster, Greg Braden, Carl Schaub and Max Forster. The squad, running'with sponsors contributing financial support for their efforts, will take on# hour turns around the stadium track. They will be out to break a standing record of 257 miles set in a 24-hour period and welcome visitors as well as contributions during the marathon hours. , Jagcees Selling Shopping Spree Tickets Here North Canton Jaycees, in cooperation with Hummel's IGA, are currently selling tickets No action is expectetflt>r 30 i on the controversial request to rezone from single to multi family the S. Main St., Easthlll St. SE, Northfleld Ave. SE. and Knoll St. SE area. Charles B.Strausser, council president, told City Council members Monday night that attorneys for the Hoover Co. informed him that a professional survey of the area will not be completed for a month or two. The ordinance, tabled on March 13 is to remain on the table until the survey is complete. Council also: PASSED an ordinance to proceed with sanitary sewer construction in the Knoll St. SE, Hlllbrook Ave. SE and Grass- mere St. SE area. APPROVED second reading of an ordinance to annex the Hyacinth Park area to the city. APPROVED second reading of an ordinance to extend a water line from Dressier Rd. NW to Metro Circle NW; transferred funds; set rates for purchase of code books, subdivision regulations, zoning ordinance, city maps and zoning maps; and amended pay scales of laborers at the pool and in the recreation department and playground supervisors. HEARD a complaint from John Shuster who said he did v not believe his sewer assessment is fair; learned that John Walsh, law director will meet shes with appraisers and the city board property the city toipurchase. LEARNED that a traffic signal light-has been installed at N. Main.and Tenth St. NE. HEARD that sales of memberships in the new municipal pool have /exceeded expectations. Family memberships total 458. Income is25pet.higher than anticipated, Dale Gerber, Ward 2 councilman said. He added that ridership of Canton- North Canton Transit buses has leveled off at about 60 to 65 per day. AGREED to ask the City Planning Commission to make a study of housing in the city. APPROVED appointment of Alberta A. Nioura, Robert Til- litski, and Leo Scharver to the Everhard Rd. \ Equalization Board. DECIDED to investigate cancellation of a lease with the Hoover Co. for the Hug Building which was formerly used as Council Chambers and is now occupied by the Chamber of Commerce and Jaycees. TOLD James Swearengin that if he, wants Holl Rd. NE extension completed he will either have to have it done himself or wait until the city is ready to do It. This would increase present school millage of 36.10 to 40.7 mills. The issue is to be on the ballot in a special election on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The estimated $3,000 expenses will be paid for by the Hoover Foundation, Richard A. White, board president, said. Two persons in the audience, Mrs. Clara Marks of 1480 Northfleld Ave. SE and Fred Kohmann of 3404 State St. NW, Greentown, said they opposed presenting the issue to the voters at a special election when the general election is less man five weeks later. "That money could be used for school purposes," Mrs. Marks said. "It seems like a real waste. "For 40 years I have never voted against a school issue," Kohmann said. "It mis bondis- sue is put on the ballot five weeks before the November election, I can assure you of two votes against it. I have talked to several people who agree with me. This is not a threat, just a statement of facts." "I think it should be on the ballot when a majority of the people go to the polls," he added. White told them "we feel a lot of issues wiU be on the ballot in the general election. We want the school bond issue to stand on its own feet. The Hoover Foundation is paying for it." The board also: HIRED Maurice Oatley, principal at Lake High School, as director of business of affairs .__v~ on a two year contract for for a"shopDine spreaj^tolbe .*. ,$y^5Q9jnnially. MM at HuSEst^ff feI^AMED JJofiald HMfler.head at a salary of $7,600. An assistant mechanic-driver is being sought SET foe next regularmeeting and the annual budget hearing for 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in the Hoover High School library. Tickets to NC Dag July 8 Are On Sale Now Saturday, July 8, will be "North Canton Day" at Cleveland lakefront stadium for an Indians baU game. Mayor David W.Johnson, who arranged the day, has appointed Jack Bowen, local Little League coach, as chairman for the ticket sale. 500 tickets, behind thirdbase, have been sent here and on all tickets sold, the Indians Management wiU return $1 to North Canton Little League. Tickets may be purchased here at Saveway Market, North Canton Cleaners, CM. Smith AppUance, Hummel's IGA Foodliner, Willis Motors and Schiltz Shoe Service. Orders may also be placed with any player or official of the local Little League, which will offer tickets for sale at their booth at the Jaycee Fair June 13-17. If the demand warrants, Mr. Bowen said a chartered bus service will be arranged for the day. June 26, . .-..,.,•• ..,.,..- First prize in the event will be all the groceries the winner can assemble during four minutes of "shopping time". Second- prize will give the winner three minutes of shopping time and third prize wiU be two minutes. Tickets, at $leach, can be obtained from Jaycees; in the main exhibitors tent at the Jaycee Fair this week and at Hummel's the week of June 19, during their 50th anniversary observance. Drawings for prizes will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 6 p.m. at Hummel's IGAFoodUn- er. Jaycees will use ticket proceeds to purchase new track equipment and contribute to the fund for the new bleachers being installed at Memorial Stadium. Verl (Butch) Hickman is project chairman. football coach at Hoover High School, athletic director. He will continue his coaching duties, and a ticket manager will be hired to help him. Hertler's base salary is $11,660, with $1,000 additional for coaching, and about $900 this year for the athletic directorship. His $1200 pay wiU be decreased to pay the ticket manager. In two years the dual job ls to be re-evaluated. EMPLOYED John Myers to teach English at the Junior High School. AGREED to seek an agent of record to study group insurance coverage for school employees. TRANSFERRED $13,315 to the building fund to pay for additional work atNorthwoodSchool including surfacing ofthe driveway. HIRED Scott Sturtz as head bus mechanic effective July 1, Gallery Displays Art Class Work Currently on display in the Little Art Gallery is the work of those enroUedinthe Gallery- sponsored adult classes, 1971- 72 season. The show will continue through July 14. Classes offered, included Beginning Painting, Silk Screen, Water Color and Oil Painting Workshop. Works from the children's classes will be shown from July 19 through August 25. Classes will begin again the first week of October. Sixteen new prints recently framed are now catalogued and ready for circulation. You may borrow one for 28 days on your Library card. These include Cezanne and Marc Moonprints. Dr. Koshewa To Mark Ordination Anniversary The 35th anniversary of the ordination of Dr. William Koshewa will be marked Sunday, June 18, at Ziop United Church of Christ which he has served as pastor since November, 1970. He will be honored at both the 7:45 and 10:10 a.m. services, with, a reception to follow the late service, in the church courtyard. Dr. Koshewa's friend since their graduation ln 1947 from Eden Seminary, Rev. PhilUp Krause, will be the guest minister. He is pastor of St. James United Church of Christ in Louisville, Ky. The pubUc is invited to join in the silver anniversary observance of Dr. Koshewa's June 22,1947 ordination. His mother, Mrs, WilUam Koshewa, will be coming from LouisviUe, Ky., his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Goodman (Joan) from IndttanapoUs, Ind., and son-in- law and daughter, Mr, and Mrs. John Smith (Joy), and their son, Justin, from New Albany, Ind. The Koshewas daughter, Kathy, will also attend but their daughters, Carol and Connie, will be in Europe and unable to be present. Zion Church is the fourth pastorate for Dr. Koshewa, who is president of the denomination's national council for church and ministry and a member of- the president's leadership task force for the United Church of Christ. After graduating from Eden Seminary, he served Immanuel United Church of ChrlstinPap- lneau, 111., Grace UCC in Chicago and for U years was senior pastor of St. Mark's United Church of Christ ln New Albany before coming here. Dr. Koshewa received his bachelor's degree from Elmhurst CoUege, which also conferred an honorary doctor of divinity degree. 11 Named To NC Community Relations Unit Norm Canton Community Relations Committee named eleven new youth members and adult representatives at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 7. New youth members include Mark Kobelt, Jody Weber, John Mallard, Diane Baus, Sue Cramer and Bob Ward. James Che- . vraux II will represent the Ca- thoUc Youth Organization and at-large members of the committee named include Evan Schiltz, Dale Gerber, Mrs. Arthur Shahan and Tom Skirtech. John Bowin announced that some 500 tickets are available for North Canton Day July 8 at Cleveland Stadium. Little Leaguers will receive $1 from each ticket. Mayor David W. Johnson said work is proceeding on entering North Canton in competition for AU American city awards. David Kinkema, executive director at the Community Bull- ding YMCA said baseball for boys 9-14 who did not make Little League teams is being sponsored by Jaycees and the Community Building. FAIR DAYS WORK. The 21st annual North Canton Jaycee Fair began a five-day run on Tuesday, June 13, on 7th St. NE but Jaycee members had been busy on the site since last weekend setting up the tents, booths and equipment necessary for such an ambitious project. George Niarchos (left), fair publicity chairman, switched from pencil to sledge hammer to aid fair committee members Chuck Corbitt (center) and Leroy Turja with the setup Sunday. The fair runs through Saturday with hours 7-11 Tuesday through Thursday, 7-12 on Friday and Saturday 12-5 and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The annual event is the club's major fund-raising project each year.
|Title||The Sun, 1972-06-14|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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Eight Thousand Will Drown
;(; More than 100 million Americans will soon take
■yto the water for a summer of swimming, boating1,
Surfing and water skiing. About eight thousand will
,,,, Tragically, we do not just use common sense
M,when near the water. For some reason, we only see.
the pleasure and relaxation of things like cars and
uthe water. Danger, however, exists.
j/ Usually we fail to think ahead. Most people
.realize that they should check for submerged objects
before diving, and that they should not eat immedi-
"ately before swimming. But when' friends urge us to
.join them in an inviting lake or pool, we tend to forget about common sense. That can be fatal.
'„',> Water safety precautions are for everyone, not
^jmly swimmers and boaters. Sounds illogical? Well